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
Barn hygiene and robotic milking
On dairy farms, udder health and claw health are closely related to barn hygiene. Clean and dry bedding reduces the risk of mastitis when the cow is resting and prevents the teats and udder to become dirty. Clean passages keep cows from bringing manure into the cubicles, allow the claws to dry and hence reduce the sensitivity for infectious claw disorders, and keep cows from slipping when walking.
Management, T4C & InHerd, Milking
Association SCC early in first lactation and lifetime milk yield
Breeding a sustainable herd with a high average lifetime production requires proper farm Management and a variety of expertise within the farm. As presented at the FMS Symposium in 2012 ‘Cows in the cloud as key to advice’, age and weight at first calving are of great influence. Another factor influencing the sustainability and average lifetime production of the herd is an increased SCC in the first lactation, according to Irish research.
Management, T4C & InHerd
Automatic gates - no repression of low-ranking cows
The automatic gates designed and developed by Boetech enable the farmer to create a temporary waiting area where he can handle his attention cows with ease and comfort. The main advantages of the gates are: savings on labor, ease and simplicity of use and cow-friendliness.