Consider efficient barn designs for success with robotic milking systems

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 30, 2016

Robotic milking will work in most barn layouts, but certain design features improve traffic flow, cow comfort, and the overall success of a robotic milking facility.

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Milky Way Farm is no stranger to merging old with new

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 27, 2016

 Nearly three decades ago, Milky Way Farm decided to open their fields up to the public for one month a year to sell pumpkins. Right off the Schuylkill Expressway, families would come to ride the hay wagon, get lost in the maze, walk through the fields and partake in some ice cream. Eventually customers inquired about the origin of the ice cream and the Matthews family decided it was time they made it themselves, launching the Chester Springs Creamery in 2001.

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“Did Juno” winners announced

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 24, 2016

Congratulations to the latest “Did Juno” contest winners. A Lely Juno 100 feed pusher was awarded to Duane Alberts from Pine Island, Minnesota and one was awarded to Ken Dykstra from South Rustico Prince Edward Island.

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Lely products allowing Connecticut farm to thrive

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 16, 2016

A second- and third-generation farm, Freund’s Farm is always looking for ways to become more efficient while getting the most out of new technologies. The farm, nestled in the hills of Connecticut, reuses nearly everything­­--taking raw manure from the cows to collect methane gas, using the liquid runoff to grow next year’s crops, and harvesting the remaining solid to create the farm’s unique product, CowPots. The environmentally friendly product is made from the nutrient rich manure, which helps plants grow bigger and better with no plastic waste to discard.

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Better benchmarking for robotic milking farms

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 09, 2016

Most benchmarking values revolve around grouped variables, such as herd size or geographic region, but a recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science implemented a new approach to benchmarking called Cluster Analysis. This form of benchmarking is used to automatically generate peer groups of farms for a better comparison, one that can account for several different variables known to affect how farms perform.

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Lely North America kicks off Dairy Month with a new scholarship offer

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 02, 2016

For nearly 80 years, June Dairy Month has been an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions of the dairy industry and promotes nutrient-rich dairy foods at the start of the summer.

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