Organic farms use robots to increase milk production, integrate grazing

Posted by Jim Elliott on Aug 10, 2017

*Published on July 31, 2017 in Progressive Dairyman. Jim Elliott is the Assistant Regional Manager for Lely.

With the rising demand for organic milk, more dairy operations are choosing robotic milkers to help increase milk production, answer labour issues and help with herd health.

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Automation Helps Dairy Family Stay Involved in 4-H

Posted by Team Lely on Aug 04, 2017

On a family dairy farm in Harbor Beach Michigan, Darrin and Barbara Siemen raise their three children to understand the value of hard work. Elliott (14), Adrienne (12) and Riley (8) help their parents on the Prime Land Farm by feeding chickens 

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Tips for Financing Robotic Dairy Equipment

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 25, 2017

Dairy producers often seek guidance on obtaining financing for automation. We asked one of our industry partners to help answer many questions we receive.

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Dairy farmer blogs about herd health with robots

Posted by Team Lely on Jul 10, 2017

 

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Lely T4C 3.6 Adds Advanced Filter Feature

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 30, 2017

Lely T4C (Time-For-Cows) management system already kept you up-to-date with everything going on in your barn and acts as a library, operating system, herdsman, personal assistant and trainer. Now, having full, remote control over your farm with Lely T4C just got even easier thanks to the addition of Advanced Filters. Several default filter groups, which can be edited, have been created, with users also having the option to create new filter groups.

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Topics: #LelyLife, T4C

Demerath Farms Becomes Nebraska’s First Robotic Dairy

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 21, 2017

Demerath Farms near Plainview is making history by becoming the first robotic dairy operation in Nebraska.  In February, the Demeraths began milking using Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking systems in its expanding dairy operation.

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Topics: #LelyLife, Open House

Circle T Dairy Embraces Robotic Dairy Farming

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 16, 2017

You could say that Fatso the cow saved the family dairy farm at Circle T Dairy, our second stop on our farm tour. Located in Cache Valley in Trenton, Utah, minutes from Logan, three generations — patriarch Glade Griffin, his son Tom, son-in-law Darrell Eagn and grandson Trevor Eagn — are involved in the family business.

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Topics: Dairy, #LelyLife

National Dairy Month Giveaway

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 02, 2017

Every June, we celebrate National Dairy Month to highlight the importance dairy plays in our everyday lives. Originally beginning in 1937 as National Milk Month, and changing to National Dairy Month in 1939, this campaign was initially begun as a way to promote drinking milk while production was at a surplus. Over the span of the next 80 years, it evolved into honoring the dairy industry as a whole. Today, entire communities, both rural and urban, embrace it as a way to celebrate the contributions the dairy industry makes to the world. Here at Lely, we want to do our part in showing the world the way to dairy, and here are just a few ways you can get involved all month long: 

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Topics: #LelyLife, National Dairy Month, #NationalDairyMonth, Way to Dairy

Lely North America Presents Spring Showcase Prize Winners

Posted by Team Lely on Jun 01, 2017

As the Spring Showcase came to a close, Lely North America took to Facebook Live on Monday, May 15, to answer questions about labor and to reveal the winners of three Lely Luna cow brushes and one Lely Juno automatic feed pusher. Jim Hoffman of Lebanon, PA, was the grand prize winner of a brand-new Juno. Winners of a Luna included Adam Petherick of Campbellford, ON; Curtis Gomes of Tillamook, OR; and Amanda Carey of Morley, MI.

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Topics: #LelyLife, Spring Showcase

Cleaning your robot with Astri products

Posted by Team Lely on Mar 16, 2017

When cleaning in your home, you use specific products for specific tasks; dishwasher detergent cleans your dishes while laundry soap cleans your clothes. The same principle applies to cleaning your milking robot. Cleaning products from the Astri line not only keep your robot operating at peak efficiency, the cleaning agents reduce the risk of germs to keep cow health issues to a minimum.

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Topics: barn cleaning, #LelyLife, robotic dairy, robotic milking, Astri

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