Cow comfort

With the Lely Astronaut A5, you achieve optimal freedom of movement for your cows. With free cow traffic, the cows decide themselves when to eat, drink, relax or be milked. Features such as the hybrid arm and the I-flow concept contribute to the cows’ natural rhythm and increase the milking robot’s capacity. A healthy and stress-free cow means more milk in the tank.

Return on investment

Every farmer is looking for a significantly lower cost per pound of milk produced. This Astronaut is built with a limited number of fast and decisive electrical movements, making it highly energy efficient. Due to the innovative hybrid arm, energy consumption goes down while performance increases - faster and secure attachment with a larger reach.

Ease of use

One display is all you need for an easy first milking. The user-friendly interface makes it easy to find your way around dashboards, tasks, alerts, predictions, information and important reports. Automatic milking as it should be, giving you the time to enjoy farming while having total control over your herd. Providing the best usability, accessibility and serviceability, all in one system.

Peace of mind

The Lely Astronaut A5 is designed with a focus on longevity and reliability. The more you can rely on the Astronaut, the better you can make use of the saved hours and flexibility. To be outstanding in terms of reliability and uptime, we eliminated critical components and extended the lifetime of others. This Astronaut is built for peace of mind.

The Lely Astronaut A5 is suited to every farm


An investment that is quickly recouped

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What is important to you and your company?

Build your own Lely Astronaut A5

What are the top priorities and goals for your operation? How does your dairy farm perform at its best? The Astronaut can be set according to individual wishes and goals by managing these categories:

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Add precision to reproduction

Repro choice

To be in control of your farm, you rely on reproduction. Get an extra set of eyes when getting your cows pregnant. Add accuracy to reproduction and you will be able to see the cows in heat and inseminate them at the right moment. It will boost your conception rate and will save you lots of time.

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Know your cows

Cow health choice

Healthy cows save costs, time and increase milk production. Get more control on cow health and make the right decisions with advanced sensors and easy-to-use information. This will secure your revenues.

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Secure udder health

Udder control choice

Good quality milk comes from a healthy udder. Get clear insights about udder health and understand when to take action. Have bacteria eliminated and cross-contamination avoided before each milking. Get a grip on your udder health and reduce your costs.

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Operate on feed efficiency

Feed choice

Feed is one of the main expenses on a dairy farm. Therefore, feed each cow to its actual needs by feeding efficiency. Get the ability to feed more advanced rations even in combination with liquid feed.

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Support your grazing strategy

Grazing choice

Grazing is a natural way to feed cows. Get healthy cows out in the field while having full control of your milk production.

High-quality milk ensured

Lely Milk Quality Control

High-quality milk in the tank is what every dairy farm is all about. Those who opt for automatic milking with the Lely Astronaut are assured of this. From cleaning and treating udders, milk quality controls, milk transport, cooling and the robot cleaning system: everything is designed to guarantee high-quality milk.

Unequalled service

Do you have questions about financing? We will be glad to help and advise you.

Regardless of the date or time, you have technical support 24/7.

When the barn equipment isn't working, we are there to fix it.

Support at every step of the way

Always the right advice


Before the Astronaut comes into operation, we help you prepare your farm for automatic milking. This includes, for example, a training course on how to operate the robot and the associated management system. It also includes advice on how to design the barn, feeding and the well-being of the cows.


When the Astronaut is delivered, the robot is extensively checked. Milking only starts once everything is accurate, down to the last detail. During the initial milking -- the first step after installation -- we give you intensive support. Support is available 24/7.


Even once everything is working perfectly, we continue to offer support and guidance. Of course, we are always interested in knowing how happy you are and whether there are any improvements we could make. We continually provide analysis and advice to ensure the best possible result.


Producing high-quality milk requires time and care, and healthy and comfortable cows. It requires making the right choices. Choices that fit in with you and your goals. Our solutions for automatic milking help you make the right decisions for attaining these goals.