Lely Juno Benefits

Lely Juno Feed PusherThe Lely Juno feed pusher moves along the feeding alley automatically, thereby following the feed fence. When in operation, the machine pushes the feed towards the feed fence without disturbing the cows. Since the Lely Juno is a stand-alone machine, barn modifications are seldom required, and it can be used in almost any type of barn.

Watch the Lely Juno in action here.

Lely Juno benefits include:
• 24-hour operation
• Increased feed intake
• More frequent use of the milking robot
• Improved animal well-being
• Uniform, quality forage available day and night
• A quiet herd
• Labor-savings and flexibility

If you have a Lely Juno, tell us what you love most about it?

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More and More Cows Are Giving Milk (To Robots)

Nate Tullar, of Orford, New Hampshire, was recently in a feature by Charlotte Albright of Vermont Public Radio about his dairy farm’s conversion to using Lely robotic milking systems.

Read an excerpt of this report.

The technology is cutting down on labor costs, increasing yield and teaching farmers more about the health and productivity of their herds.

vpr-Nate_Tullar-milking_robot-albirhgt-20140904_0Just ask Nate Tullar, of Orford, New Hampshire. Cows have been giving milk at his family’s farm, Tullando, since 1956. That’s when his grandparents started the dairy business, and they have often been open to innovation over the years. There are now about 450 Holsteins to milk several times a day, plus a lot of calves to move from outdoor nursery pens into stalls.

That’s pretty labor-intensive. So about two months ago the Tullar family bought four robotic milkers and moved them into the new red barn. Interior fences guide cows to platforms beside the robots—they look like red refrigerators—in the center of the building, as Nate Tullar looks on.

In a robotic parlor, the cows, not the farmer, decide when they need to be milked.

Read and hear more by clicking here.

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Why Should You Consider Lely’s Calm Automatic Calf Feeder?

The best start for your calves includes a Lely Calm Automatic Calf Feeder.

When a calf drinks from its mother, it usually drinks adequate portions spread over the day. In today’s dairy industry, however, when a calf is fed manually, it’s restricted to once or twice a day. That’s why Lely introduced the Calm automatic calf feeder. It supplies the correct portion and concentration of feed throughout the day, resembling the natural behavior of the calf.

The Calm not only offers calves an outstanding start, it also provides labor savings and many economic benefits. The accurate and small portions spread throughout the day substantially enhances the development of the digestive organs of the calf, paying for itself by means of healthier calves, increased growth, increased feed efficiency and labor savings.

Lely CalmHow Does it Work?

As soon as a calf enters a milk station, it’s recognized by its electronic transponder and, according to the calf’s feeding plan, the Lely Calm calf feeder decides if it’s allowed to drink, and how much. Once a minimum and maximum portion of milk per visit is set for each calf, the calf feeder will automatically determine the ration per calf. If the calf is allowed to drink, the calf feeder immediately prepares a fresh portion of milk at the predetermined temperature.  Watch this video to see the Lely Calm in action.

Learn More

Our team is always happy to talk with you about Lely’s Calm automatic calf feeder, so let us know if you’d like to learn more by commenting below or sending an email to lelydairylife@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Vote for Lely T4C InHerd in Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards 2014

Vote for the Lely T4C (Time for Cows) InHerd mobile management system to win one of Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards 2014. To vote, please click on the Lely T4C InHerd image at this link.

If selected as a winner, Lely and InHerd will be given special recognition at the World Dairy Expo.

14_Lely T4C InHerdDarrenSandersPostSept22014The Lely T4C modern management system is a mobile platform with herd management tools that can be downloaded to Apple and Android devices. T4C InHerd enables farmers to check where their attention is most needed. The tools help farmers to act accurately and timely.

Vote now at this link. Thank you!


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Wordless Wednesday – Lely North America…Giving Back to the Community!

Lely North America employees recently held a food drive for the Pella Food Shelf. They exceeded their goal of items collected by 28 percent.

Lely Employees Food Share - 2014Sept.17

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Westview Farm Using Lely Vector Automatic Feeding System

Earlier this year, Galen Nolt, owner of Westview Farm in Peach Bottom, PA, installed the first Lely Vector automatic feeding system in the United States. They recently held an open house and Nolt has been featured in an article by Farm Progress.

Below is an excerpt or read the entire article here.

While the 180-cow dairy owned by Galen Nolt and family has a new freestall barn equipped with three robotic milkers, the main attraction to dairy farmers was the automated feeding system. Without human intervention, the Vector builds fresh total mixed rations in up to 1,200-pound batches via centralized controls in the feed room.  Then it follows a guidance system to the barns to deliver up to 14 batches in 24 hours.

One big advantage of the Vector is that it gives you more time in the day to do other work, says Nolt. “Before this, we were mixing feed probably at least four hours a day. Now, we don’t worry about that. It [the Vector] does it 24 hours a day.”

One Vector Lely Vectorcan handle up to 240 cows, according to Rich Peters, Lely Vector sales representative. Two Vectors can be put on one control system.

Sensors on the mobile Vector can “sense” feed left in front of the cows, push remaining feed up, and knows if it has to deliver fresh TMR or move on. Come winter, those same brushes that push feed up can clear snow on its path between the feed room and the barns.

Read the entire article written by John Vogel.

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Behind the Red Wall – Meet More Lely Employees

Lely is fortunate to have a team of experts, covering various subject areas, who are passionate about the job they do and the people they serve. Meet more of these dedicated individuals.

NickSponslerNick Sponsler, Parts Specialist/ Planner

Nick Sponsler joined the Lely team in 2010 and is responsible for ensuring that Lely Centers have access to the parts needed to minimize customer downtime. Nick handles import/export logistics, part support and order administration. He is constantly striving to improve the processes and procedures. “It’s exciting to be part of such an innovative company that is growing rapidly,” said Nick. “When I started, we were a small team, and as we’ve grown, we managed to keep the same enthusiasm for the job. It’s really special to have the support people expect from a big company, with a customer-focused culture often associated with a small company.”

Jimmy Clarke, Material Handler
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Jimmy Clarke started with Lely in June of 2013 and is responsible for handling all inbound and outbound material flow through the North America factory in Pella, Iowa. He’s also responsible for packaging up every new Astronaut A4 milking robot to help ensure it is protected on its journey from the factory to the barn. “The people at Lely are really special,” said Jimmy, “I think we do a great job of communicating the needs of our customers and work together to meet their needs.”

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Watch the Lely Vector Fully Automatic Feeding System in Action

The Lely Lely VectorVector fully automatic feeding system consists of a feed kitchen with a feed grabber, plus a mixing and feeding robot. The feed kitchen is the area in which several feed types are stored, the feed grabber then selects, picks and loads the feed into the mixing and feeding robot; which in turn automatically delivers the mixed ration to the correct place at the feeding gate in the barn. See the Lely Vector in action in this video.

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Last Day to See Lely at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Stop to see Lely at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Today is Dairy Day and is the last day of the show.

Attendees have enjoyed CanadasOutdoorFarmShow2014Peopleseeing all the Lely products in action at the show. The Britespan Dairy Innovation Centre (DIC) has received a facelift and a new Dairy Pavilion was added and the EastGen Dairy Producer Pavilion welcomes new exhibitors.
Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is in Woodstock, ON. For more information visit www.outdoorfarmshow.com or call 1-800-563-5441 or follow us on Twitter at @outdoorfarmshow.


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Wordless Wednesday — Lely at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Stop to see live milking or the Lely Vector automatic feeding system in action at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show today and tomorrow.  @outdoorfarmshow   #cofs14

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