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.
In the first part of this milking series, we talked about the importance of being smart about the numbers you see from the robots. In part two of our series, we are going to focus on why keeping it simple means going back to basic cow comfort.
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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.
When we look at the process of harvesting milk from automated herds, the Lely team clings to three primary themes: Smart, Simple and Sustainable. Under guidance from their Lely Centers, producers can center their actions and enhance herd productivity on each theme. Let's understand what "Smart" means.
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.