National Dairy Shrine Honors Charles "Pete" Knigge

Posted by Team Lely on May 30, 2014

Every year, the National Dairy Shrine (NDS) honors the individuals that have helped to pioneer the industry. Charles “Pete” Knigge of Omro, Wisconsin is among this year’s winners. Knigge Farms was the first robotic milking farm in the United States. The facility was an early adaptor of freestall housing and TRM feeding. Knigge has also served a leadership role in numerous state and local dairy and civic organizations.

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Topics: Dairy News, freestall housing, National Dairy Shrine, robotic milking, TRM Feeding

Wordless Wednesday | Vector

Posted by Team Lely on May 28, 2014

We have a photo of the first Lely Vector automatic feeding system installed in the United States on this Wordless Wednesday. The photo was taken from a facility in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. Do you want one?

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Topics: Lely Vector, Vector, Wordless Wednesday

Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Team Lely on May 23, 2014

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Topics: holiday, Live Life Lely

April #LelyLife Photo Contest Winners

Posted by Team Lely on May 23, 2014

We want to thank everyone that sent in entries for the #LelyLife Photo Contest. We are happy to announce April's winners.

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Topics: family, #LelyLife, Live Life Lely

Wordless Wednesday | A Look Inside the Plant

Posted by Team Lely on May 21, 2014

The Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking machine is produced at Lely’s North America headquarters in Pella, Iowa. For this week’s Wordless Wednesday, we captured a robot getting the finishing touches before it is shipped to another happy dairy farmer!

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Topics: Astronaut A4, Live Life Lely, Wordless Wednesday

Open House | May 31 @ Rueth Farms in Loyal Wisconsin

Posted by Team Lely on May 19, 2014

Come see the Lely A4 Astronaut robotic milking system at work during the Dairy Services, Inc. Open House at Rueth Farms in Loyal, WI on May 31, 2014.

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Topics: A4, Astronaut A4, Live Life Lely, Open House, Wisconsin

World Dairy Expo's Virtual Farm Tour Features Lepples’ Ridge-View Farm, Inc.

Posted by Team Lely on May 16, 2014

World Dairy Expo has announce this year’s Virtual Farm Tours.

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Topics: Dairy, robotic milking, World Dairy Expo

Wordless Wednesday | Quad Cities Tough Jobs

Posted by Team Lely on May 14, 2014

This week’s Wordless Wednesday comes from the Quad Cities. KWQC-TV6 has a weekly segment called “Tough Jobs” where reporter, Morgan Ottier, spends the day doing a job submitted by the station's viewers. This week, Morgan spent the day at Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue, Iowa.

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Topics: Live Life Lely

Preparation tips for robotic milking

Posted by Team Lely on May 12, 2014

In the preparation phase for robotic milking it is recommended to visit several farms of the same size and with the same type of barn, in order to get a good picture of the way robotic milking works and what it involves in terms of farm management. The experience of fellow dairy farmers is an important help in introducing the milking robot successfully into the farming process.

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Topics: Live Life Lely, robotic milking

Benefits of the Lely Calm

Posted by Team Lely on May 09, 2014

Steve Klaphake of Freeport, Minnesota farms with his two sons on their 120-cow “totally robotic” operation. A Lely Calm automatic calf feeder was a natural fit after they installed two robotic milking units and a Juno automatic feed pusher.

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Topics: Calm, farmer, Lely CALM

Wordless Wednesday | FMS L1 Training in Blumenort

Posted by Team Lely on May 07, 2014

Today’s Wordless Wednesday comes from the Farm Management Support (FMS) training that happened in Blumenort, Manitoba early this month.

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Topics: Canada, FSM, Wordless Wednesday

Dairy Star Magazine Features Lely Customer — The Beckmans

Posted by Team Lely on May 05, 2014
Gary (left) checks the information from the robots on his phone on April 11, while his son, Paul, looks on. PHOTO BY MARK KLAPHAKE
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Topics: A4, Dairy Star, Discovery, Juno, Lely A4, Lely Discovery, Lely Juno

It's Tulip Time!

Posted by Team Lely on May 02, 2014

As many of you know Lely’s North American headquarters is in Pella, Iowa, a wonderful community with a rich Dutch heritage. Every year, the community gathers to celebrate that heritage with its annual Pella Tulip Time Festival. The 79th annual event is being held now (May 1-3).

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Topics: Live Life Lely, Pella

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