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Is your feed pusher system efficient?

Posted by Team Lely on Nov 30, 2017


Are you the "feed pusher" at your dairy? Do you have to sit in a skid steer loader twice a day to complete the job? Or is it an after-school chore for your kids, involving a broom or shovel? Are their schedules, such as basketball, wrestling, choir practice or social activitities distracting them from consistently pushing feed up to the cows? What are your cows eating at 2 a.m.? 

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3 Ways Using Dairy Robots Improves Herd Health and Production

Posted by Team Lely on Nov 28, 2017

Technology is all around us, including in dairy barns. With all the advancements in technology, it is increasingly common to find at least one piece of robotic dairy equipment in dairies all over the world.

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Winter is Coming: 11 Tips to Get Milking Robot Barns Through the Season

Posted by Team Lely on Nov 10, 2017

Winter can be challenging for any livestock operation and without proper attention, it can lead to problems. Dairies with robotic milking systems are no exception.

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First Line of Defense: Lely Adds Two More to the Support Team

Posted by Team Lely on Nov 07, 2017

Two new faces can be found around Lely North America these days. Brice Loonan and Josh Padellford have joined the Technical Service and Support (TSS) team. Both serve as the first line of defense for installation, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance for Lely products. Loonan focuses on supporting milking and cooling products while Padellford concentrates on feeding and barn products.

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12 Keys to Optimizing Barn Design

Posted by Team Lely on Oct 27, 2017

When dairy producers consider adding milking robots to their operation, they often have many questions concerning barn design. So what is the ideal design for a robotic barn?

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Old Girls Can Learn New Tricks: Good-Vue Farms Embraces Automated Feeding System

Posted by Team Lely on Oct 20, 2017

Linda Hanson and son Mathew took to the stage at World Dairy Expo in October 2017 to share a Virtual Farm Tour and to detail their experiences from when they first began to consider an automated feeding system for their dairy operation to where they are at today, about one year after start-up.

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3 Common Milking Robot Myths

Posted by Team Lely on Oct 13, 2017

When deciding if milking robots are the right fit for you and your operation, it is important to have all of the facts. Lely is dedicated to providing the dairy industry with relevant and useful information, ensuring that all producers are informed producers. Today we share a few common robotic milking myths.

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Organic Dairy Sales Continue to Climb

Posted by Team Lely on Oct 06, 2017

The rise in the organic industry in the US continued through 2016 as sales topped $43 billion. $6.4 billion of that was attributed to the organic dairy category, which is up 6.2 percent from the year. A study by Hartman Group, a research firm focused on the food and beverage marketplace, found that shoppers are willing to pay more for organic products – more than 30 percent more for organic milk, yogurt and cheese.

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Lely Celebrates 25 Years of Robotic Milking

Posted by Team Lely on Sep 18, 2017


On August 18, 1992, exactly 25 years ago, the first milk from the Lely Astronaut flowed into the milk tank, marking an important step in dairy automation for farms all over the world. This meant that an entire generation of dairy farmers would grow up with this form of robotic dairy milkers and all the benefits they brought. We would like to celebrate this milestone with you by offering a special anniversary promotion.

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The Value of Lely Vectors

Posted by Team Lely on Sep 11, 2017

Dairy producers in Canada and the United States are seeing the value of the Lely Vector as they work to reduce feed costs and the time spent feeding cows. An automatic feeding system that ensures that there is always enough fresh feed delivered to the herd with no input from you? Sounds too good to be true, but with the Vector system, the feed-height sensor detects whether more feed needs to be added and provides feed only when strictly necessary. This reduces the amount of feed waste and increases the quantity of fresh feed.

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