Hear what Vector users have to say

Posted by Team Lely on Aug 08, 2014

Corjan and Sandra Doornenbal moved to Tillsonburg, Ontario from Holland 10 years ago. They have three children: Jenifer, Kim and Mike. The family started milking with an Astronaut A2 milking robot in a converted beef barn.

In the years following, the Doornebals added a second and third A2 and in 2010, built a new barn with three A4 robots. In 2012 they added the Lely Vector automatic feeding system. Today, they milk approximately 160 cows, as well as maintain young stock and dry cows.

“We really appreciate the Vector,” says the Doornenbal family. “It gives us more time to do other things and it makes our social life easier.”

What they like most about the Lely Vector on their farm:

  • Stores feed for several days
  • Creates more rations for different groups
  • Ease of mixing
  • You don’t need a rail, it drives anywhere
  • Saving on equipment, fueling and time
  • Data from the Vector on T4C management software

Nicolaas and Wilma Zeldenrijk moved to Mt Elgin, Ontario from Holland 12 years ago. They have six children, Marcella, Kimmely, Lars, Arno, Charlotte and Bren. The family owns and operates New Galma Dairy, milking approximately 160 cows as well as maintaining young stock and dry cows. The Lely Vector automatic feeding system began feeding on the farm in January of 2013 and the farm is now milking with three Astronaut A4 milking robots as of March 2013.

“The feeding robot is amazing,” says the Zeldenrijk family. “Everybody knows it is the best on the market.”

What they like most about the Lely Vector on their farm:

  • Ration is easy to change
  • No mistakes on mixing
  • Runs smoothly
  • Freedom of time
  • Flexibility
  • Better control over rations than with TMR mixer
  • Feed several different groups accurately

Topics: Lely Vector, Testimonial, Vector

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