It took blood, sweat and tears, but you’ve made it through startup week and you’re ready to live your life in the lap of luxury. Well, not quite. Even though there is more flexibility with robotic milking, it’s still important to have a good daily routine.
Your milking robots have been installed and startup week has arrived. Congratulations! Now the work can begin. The process will be happening 24 hours a day for the first few days so you will need extra people and some temporary gates. Your local Lely advisor will be available to help you make a proper plan. Our Farm Management Support (FMS) team has found that normally it takes one person in the robot room to manually wash and scan the cows for the first milking and one or two people in the barn to bring the cows to the robot.
Successful robotic milking doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can easily be achieved with proper preparation and management strategies. If you’re considering buying a milking robot or already have, you may not be sure what all the startup will entail. Luckily, our Farm Management Support (FMS) team of local and certified advisers has the process down to a science.
The Lely Astronaut A4 automatic milking system revolutionized robotic milking as we know it today and has been the global leader in effective and efficient milk harvesting.
Happy National Dairy Month! Here are a few ways you can join us in celebrating the importance dairy plays in our lives.
Lely North America is proud to welcome Paul Peetz to our team. Recently named the Milking Technology Manager, Peetz brings more than 20 years of experience working within the dairy industry to the Lely team.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Dairy XL development manager Preston Vincent and Dairy XL sales specialist Austin Day to learn about some of the common questions they receive about implementing milking robots in large-herd dairies throughout North America. Using their answers, we have put together a list of common myths about robotic milking and what the facts actually are. Who knows, maybe we can challenge some of your own perceptions!
Lely North America has been having a busy 2018 as we continually look for new ways to provide dairy farmers with the tools and products they need to be successful.
We believe you could be the winner of an automated milking or feeding system from Lely! The Way to Dairy Award was created to recognize the best and the brightest producers in the dairy industry and give them the best automation. The grand prize winner will be able to select between their choice of a Lely Astronaut automatic milking system or a Lely Vector automatic feeding system.
It all began in March of 1972 for Richard and Susan Avila when they established Avila Dairy Equipment, Inc. in Hanford, California. In the 46 years they have been in business, they have created an environment of providing top-notch customer service for the dairymen in their area. In an effort to continue providing their customers with the latest technology and innovation in the industry, they made the decision to partner with Lely North America and become the newest Lely Center in our Lely dealer network.