Contrary to popular belief, milking robots will work in many existing barns. If building a new barn from scratch isn't an appealing or realistic option for your operation, retrofitting the existing structure to accommodate the robots may be the answer.
Spring is right around the corner, even though it may not feel like it yet. That means that it’s time to turn your attention to preparing your herd for the transition from winter feed.
The rise of automatic milking systems in the dairy industry has led to a new way of farming, eliminating the need to lock up cows in holding pens for hours waiting to be milked. Milking robots offer a way for cows to be cows and enjoy these five freedoms that help them to be at their best.
Production is one of the keys to a successful dairy farm and many farms have turned to automation to achieve their goals. Milking robots such as the Lely Astronaut automatic milking system and automatic feeding systems such as the Lely Vector have helped increase production by making the barn the cow’s world.
The acceptance of dairy automation across all sizes of dairy herds has catapulted in recent years and Lely North America is proud to have been a leader in that movement. In our quest to serve the dairy farmers of North America, we have now created a new award that is designed to honor the best and the brightest in the dairy industry.
Lely's celebration of 25 years of automation continues at the World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, where more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world will be encouraging the newest conversations, innovations and inventions in the industry. This year, it will take place February 13 - 15 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California.
If high workloads and lack of routine, coupled with low production, labor or low margins are challenges on your farm, DairyWise may be the solution for you. By setting in motion permanent and significant improvements, you can improve overall farm performance and the process of milk production in a lean and more efficient way.
Matthew Costello, Genetic Product Manager for CRV USA, spoke at the Lely Farm Management Support conference last spring about genetics and robot operations, and shared some of his insight on genetics and the dairy industry.
You’re busy and have a million daily chores to see to so why not take at least one thing off the list and automate your calf feeding? The Lely Calm automatic calf feeder will supply the correct portion and concentration of feed spread over the day, resembling the natural behavior of the calf.