At Lely, we feel that healthy and stress-free cows mean more milk in the tank. It has been proven that cows feel comfortable and perform well in Lely’s barn environment with free cow traffic, the I-flow concept and spacious milking boxes.
With the A5, cow comfort has been further improved with a new hybrid arm: silent, faster, energy efficient and more accurate, it results in consistent milking. Instantly following the cow’s every movement during milking, and remaining close to the udder, it quickly corrects itself in the case of any unexpected movement. This ensures a fast and thorough milking process, even with heifers.
With the new Teat Detection System (TDS), post-milking teat spraying has been improved by pre-scanning the udder before spraying, ensuring optimal udder hygiene and limiting the risk of contamination.
The redesigned, intuitive user interface makes automatic milking easy to understand for everybody. From a cow’s first milking to everyday maintenance, all relevant information is available on one single page. Instant actions, such as feed allocation, cow-specific routing and daily maintenance tasks are just one click away. The Astronaut A5 is designed to deliver top-level usability, accessibility and serviceability.
Solid return on investment and proven reliability
To achieve a significantly lower total cost per kg of milk produced, Lely has redesigned the complete system. An extensive worldwide test program, with over 30 customers and more than 2 million milkings, across a wide temperature range was set up to ensure flawless operation under any circumstances. In all tests, detergent and water consumption were lowered and energy use was reduced by up to 20%. Investments in quick and easy maintenance and the use of high-quality components also result in a significant reduction of maintenance costs. Along with improved efficiency, this highly reliable, maintenance-friendly design has achieved an unrivalled return on investment.
Based on the farmers needs
The new Astronaut A5 milking robot, which is compatible with the A4, fits Lely’s vision like a glove. Indeed, Alexander van der Lely is proud to introduce this new, revolutionary product: “Milking a cow has never been so easy and comfortable for the farmer and the cow. The Astronaut A5 contributes to our aim of making the lives of farmers easier, their business more successful, and opening up a bright future for them and their families. That is why we listened to farmers throughout product development, and thoroughly tested Lely’s Astronaut A5 with farmers all over the world. As with all our products, it is they who ultimately determine how successful this new Astronaut will be. “
The Lely Astronaut A5 will be available as of today at all our Lely Centers worldwide. Farmers can contact their local Lely Center for more information.
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Lely Announces New Distribution Channel Partner
Pella, Iowa, September 18, 2023 — Lely is announcing changes to its distribution channel. The Lely Center network is an important part of their distribution channel strategy and critical to delivering on Lely’s vision of a “Sustainable, Profitable and Enjoyable Future in Farming.” Lely will be opening a new Lely Center in Monroe, Wisconsin – Lely Center Monroe. This decision includes the acquisition of the Lely business from current partner, Argall Dairy Systems in Belleville and Platteville, Wisconsin.
June 6, 2023
Lely presents vision Farm of the Future 2035
How can innovation contribute to the major challenges of the agricultural sector?
Maassluis, 6 June 2023 - To mark its 75th anniversary, Lely, market leader in robots for dairy farming, today presented its new vision for the Farm of the Future. A growing world population means wise choices have to be made for food production. Cautious estimates show that demand for food will increase by 70% over the next 30 years. How innovation can contribute to the major challenges of dairy farming, Lely shows by means of five themes that are central to the Farm of the Future.
Feb. 20, 2023
Lely shows growth despite challenging conditions
Lely, market leader in automated systems for dairy farmers, today presented its annual results for 2022 with total net sales of $745.6 million (2021: $649 million). This result is lower than expected. Amid challenging circumstances - such as the discontinuation of operations in Russia, COVID-19 and component shortages - it is a good result. The revenue growth ensures that Lely can continue to invest in quality and compliance to meet expanding laws and regulations worldwide. In addition, Lely continues to invest in sustainable innovations for long-term dairy farmers. Around 8% of total net sales is invested in Research & Development for new innovations for the farm of the future.