As of 18 November 2019, the new Lely T4C update has been rolled out in the different countries.
In this update, Report 10 – Health Report’ has been improved. Changes have been made to the ‘sick chance’ calculation for the Health Report. With these changes, acute sick cows should be identified at an earlier stage.
For example, if a cow (acute sick) does not visit the milking robot for a longer period, activities such as rumination and eating minutes will be of more value for calculating the sick chance. The older milk data will be of less value for calculating the sick chance.
The second main changes are in the functionalities for Vector beef customers. They have a better insight into the feed intake of the cows: dry matter intake entered versus the actual dry matter fed. Moreover, beef customers are able to manage their cows better. The feeding history from one location to another remains insightful if, for example, the cow transfers from the rearing stable to the feedlots.
As a farmer, you want the best quality of feed possible for your cows. You want roughage with a good nutritional value that can be optimally utilised by the rumen. Fertilisation of the pasture, type of grass, the moment of mowing and also the harvesting process itself are all important points for creating good-quality feed.