Austin Day joins Lely as Dairy XL Sales Specialist

Posted by Cindy Van Donselaar on Jan 12, 2018

Lely is proud to welcome Austin Day to the North American team, where he serves as the Dairy XL Sales Specialist for the Western Region in the United States and Canada. In his new role, Austin is responsible for working with Lely Centers in the growth of sales in the large herd dairy sector.

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An Automatic Calf Feeder Could Benefit Your Operation

Posted by Team Lely on Jan 10, 2018

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. 

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5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Milking Robot Running Smoothly in 2018

Posted by Team Lely on Dec 29, 2017

Ten minutes a day will keep the doctor away! Proper daily maintenance routines are vital for robot owners who don’t want the robot calling in the middle of the night with issues. Kick off 2018 the right way by committing to having better daily routines that will make your lives easier in the long run.

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A Bittersweet Christmas for Stam Dairy

Posted by Cindy Van Donselaar on Dec 22, 2017

It wasn’t wrapped under a tree, but a large present for Caleb Stam and Nathaniel Stam arrived on a semi last week as they received two brand new Lely milking robots. The brothers, who farm in Oskaloosa, Iowa, are looking forward to transitioning their dairy operation to robotic milking next year, after construction of their new barn is complete. 

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5 Lucky Winners of the Lely Future of Dairy Scholarship Program Announced

Posted by Team Lely on Dec 20, 2017

Lely North America is proud to announce the recipients of the Lely North America Future of Dairy Scholarship Program, which provides support to those who will help build the future of the industry.

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Steve Sweet joins Lely Farm Management Support Team

Posted by Cindy Van Donselaar on Dec 15, 2017

Lely is proud to welcome Steve Sweet to its North American team as a Senior Farm Management Support Advisor for Dairy XL. In his role, he will work with Lely Centers and large herd dairies providing guidance and dairy management support for all aspects of robotic milking.

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Becoming Robotic : Postma & Sons Dairies, LP Add Milking Robots

Posted by Team Lely on Dec 13, 2017

How good can milking robots be? Just ask Pete Postma and Sons Dairies, LP, based in Modesta, California. Currently milking 1,900 Holstein and Jersey purebred cows, the Postmas decided to build a new barn and transition to Lely robots in two phases. 

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Living the dream; Thomson Services becomes new Lely Center

Posted by Steve Fried on Dec 08, 2017

Thomson Services, owned by Colin and April Thomson, is one of the newest Lely Centers in the US. Based in Dublin, TX, Thomson Services has built a business based on providing quality products, outstanding service and exceptional customer service.

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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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