Sustainable: Part 3 of the Milking Series

Posted by Paul Peetz on Aug 13, 2018

 

When it comes to milking a cow, the term 'complete' rarely enters the discussion. From an efficiency standpoint, speed is often much higher on the list of importance and complete is commonly seen as the opposite of speed. 

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After Startup Week: Your New Daily Routine

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 27, 2018

It took blood, sweat and tears, but you’ve made it through startup week and you’re ready to live your life in the lap of luxury. Well, not quite. Even though there is more flexibility with robotic milking, it’s still important to have a good daily routine.

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Manpower and Patience: What it Takes to Get Through Startup Week

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 19, 2018

Your milking robots have been installed and startup week has arrived. Congratulations! Now the work can begin. The process will be happening 24 hours a day for the first few days so you will need extra people and some temporary gates. Your local Lely advisor will be available to help you make a proper plan. Our Farm Management Support (FMS) team has found that normally it takes one person in the robot room to manually wash and scan the cows for the first milking and one or two people in the barn to bring the cows to the robot.

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Before Startup: How to Prepare for Milking Robots

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 16, 2018

Successful robotic milking doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can easily be achieved with proper preparation and management strategies. If you’re considering buying a milking robot or already have, you may not be sure what all the startup will entail. Luckily, our Farm Management Support (FMS) team of local and certified advisers has the process down to a science.

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How the Lely Astronaut A4 Revolutionized Robotic Milking

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 11, 2018

The Lely Astronaut A4 automatic milking system revolutionized robotic milking as we know it today and has been the global leader in effective and efficient milk harvesting.

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Simple: Part 2 of the Milking Series

Posted by Paul Peetz on Jun 12, 2018

In the first part of this milking series, we talked about the importance of being smart about the numbers you see from the robots. In part two of our series, we are going to focus on why keeping it simple means going back to basic cow comfort.

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The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate June Dairy Month

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 08, 2018

Happy National Dairy Month! Here are a few ways you can join us in celebrating the importance dairy plays in our lives.

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Robots are the Future: Paul Peetz Joins Lely North America

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 06, 2018

Lely North America is proud to welcome Paul Peetz to our team. Recently named the Milking Technology Manager, Peetz brings more than 20 years of experience working within the dairy industry to the Lely team.

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Smart: Part 1 of the Milking Series

Posted by Paul Peetz on Jun 01, 2018

When we look at the process of harvesting milk from automated herds, the Lely team clings to three primary themes: Smart, Simple and Sustainable. Under guidance from their Lely Centers, producers can center their actions and enhance herd productivity on each theme. Let's understand what "Smart" means.

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5 Myths about Milking Robots in Large Herds

Posted by Team Lely on May 25, 2018

 

We had the opportunity to sit down with Dairy XL development manager Preston Vincent and Dairy XL sales specialist Austin Day to learn about some of the common questions they receive about implementing milking robots in large-herd dairies throughout North America. Using their answers, we have put together a list of common myths about robotic milking and what the facts actually are. Who knows, maybe we can challenge some of your own perceptions!

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