Our Farm Management Support specialists continuously investigate how to improve the milking process even further. They do this by running tests in the barn while using our customers’ knowledge of the Lely barn solutions. In this way they gain valuable insights, which help you to manage your dairy farm more efficiently and profitably.
Management, Cow health, Feeding
Lely Vector feed quality research
Cows are selective eaters and search for the best. Therefore we strive for high-quality feed. However, various factors have an influence on feed quality. In this research, performed by Lely Farm Management Support, we investigated, among other things, whether we could quantify the extent of feed losses in the feed kitchen.
Management, Grazing, Forage, Feeding
Grazing and concentrates
For successful grazing in combination with voluntary automatic milking the PMR ration and concentrates used are of great importance. A major part of this ration is protein and energy, both at the feed fence and in the milking robot. When cows go out for grazing in spring time it is good to review the type of concentrates, fibre, protein and energy sources you are feeding.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Lely T4C 3.7 update - treatment plans and rumination
With the latest Lely T4C update several functionalities have been changed. Among other things, treatment plans and the rumination KPI have been optimised. In this article we discuss the details in greater depth.
Grazing, tips and tricks
Practice has proven that robotic milking and grazing is a successful combination. Nevertheless it requires a different management approach and a correct focus, whereas visit behavior plays a vital role. In this article we will discuss about researches, influencing factors and various tips and tricks.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Lely T4C retrospect 2016 – the highlights
Lely T4C is the backbone of the farm, where data is collected and transformed into useful information for the farmer. With the continuous development of T4C, Lely strives to strengthen and improve this support in order for it to become more precise and efficient. This results in increased ease of use and enables the farmer to make the best possible decisions.
Management, Cow health, Milking
Liners, daily routines and maintenance
For an optimal milking process, we want to milk quickly (effective in time), gently (maintaining the comfort and well-being of the cow) and completely (milk out most of the available milk). In addition, the liner choice, condition and maintenance are of major importance to this.