SwissLane Farms

It's the cow's world

SwissLane Farms uses Lely robots to help find a better way to manage cows and labor.

After nearly a century milking cows by hand and manually connecting teats to milking machines, in December 2011, SwissLane Farms in Alto, Michigan, installed eight Lely milking robot units, the largest installation in the state. Prior to their robot installation, their herd was averaging 85 pounds of milk a day. One week into installation, they were experiencing average milk production of 102 pounds. By further implementing standard operating procedures and lean principles and processes, milk quality and efficiencies improved significantly.

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Effective farm automation for farms with more than 500 cows is what Dairy XL is all about. Lely’s specialized Dairy XL team and their local partners help farmers get the best out of their equipment and their farm management based on farmers’ needs and requirements.

Solving problems with availability of labor and benefits from individual cow management are just two reasons why large dairy farms are becoming more aware that the Lely robotics ensure the best return on investment.