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, T4C & InHerd, Cow health
Introduction of the Lely Meteor App
Improving hoof health and thus enhancing animal well-being and farm economics are the most important goals of the Lely Meteor total approach*. The combination of the automation tools, consumables and Farm Management knowledge makes Lely Meteor unique and successful in achieving optimal hoof health. In order to be able to register and analyse the location and severity of disorders per hoof in detail, the Lely Meteor App has been introduced.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Missing ‘cows to collect’
Collecting cows that are too late for milking is part of a farmer’s daily routine. When using Lely T4C InHerd, this job becomes easy and efficient. However, occasionally it can happen that the number of ‘cows to collect’ in InHerd does not match T4C Report 11 on the desktop.
Management, Cow health
Research on the effect of Lely Meteor on digital dermatitis
Hoof health can have a significant impact on cow behavior due to pain and discomfort and is one of the main culling reasons for dairy cows. During the last national Cattle Lameness Conference in the UK, Lely presented a study* about Lely Meteor and its effect on digital dermatitis (DD) for milking cows.
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, fiber, protein and energy sources you are feeding.