Tech Tuesday - Energy Efficiency of Robot Systems at Iowa's Dairy Center

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 28, 2015

Iowa's Dairy Center located at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa, includes a 250 cow dairy herd for teaching and demonstration. In December 2013 two Lely robots were added to the facility increasing the herd size to 300. One robot has Jerseys and one has Holsteins. With half the herd on robots and half that still milks through a traditional parlor, they were uniquely positioned to have Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative perform an energy audit to compare the two systems.

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Lely Dairy Farm Hosts Illinois Forage Expo

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 27, 2015

Martha Blum, Field Editor with AgriNews has written about the Illinois Forage Expo held at Willow Creek Dairy Farm. The Lawfer family moved their cow herd into this facility in December and the cows are milked with two robotic milkers. The farm is in an expansion phase and by adding two more robots to the barn they will have the capacity to milk up to 240 cows.

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Robots help Orford couple earn Dairy Farm of Year honors

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 23, 2015

John Koziol with Union Leader Correspondent writes about the Tullars of New Hampshire. Read an excerpt below or the entire article here.

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Got milk? Try robots -- Canaan, Conn. dairy farm plans to go high-tech

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 20, 2015

 

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Congratulations on the new Lely Juno feed pusher!

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 17, 2015

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From CommonGround: The Importance of Cow Comfort

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 13, 2015

Barbara Siemen is a dairy farmer, mother and volunteer from Harbor Beach, Michigan who contributes to the CommonGround program which is a national movement of farm women who want to share information about farming and the food we grow with consumers. In this blog, Siemen shares about their dairy operation transitioning from a parlor-milking system to a Lely robotic-milking system.

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July is National Ice Cream Month

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 10, 2015

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

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Hoard's Dairyman: Words of advice for automated milking

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 09, 2015

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Lely Adds Three Summer Interns!

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 08, 2015

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When being organic isn’t enough - from Country Guide

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 07, 2015

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"More Milk Monday" - Young co-op members tour Lely farm that has increased production

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 06, 2015
photo courtesy of AMPI
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from AGWEB: Dairy Technologies Dizzying Choices

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 02, 2015

Jim Dickrell, editor of Dairy Todayattended the 2015 Precision Dairy Conference, held in Rochester, Minn. June 24 and 25. He talks about dairy technology he saw or heard about which included Chad Kieffer of Utica, Minn., a dairy producer who says high milk production (100 lb./cow/day), high throughput and good milk quality all can be achieved with robotic milking. Kieffer is a part owner of his family’s 300-cow dairy that has a rolling herd average of 29,000 lb. The Kieffer’s milk with five Lely robots.

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Happy Canada Day from Lely North America!

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 01, 2015

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