The latest North American Lely Vector automatic feeding system has been installed in Alberta, Canada. On average, farmers spend 700 hours per year per 100 dairy cows.
This is a little bit less than two hours per day. With the Lely Vector, you are only required to pay attention to feeding the cows once every three days. Thirty-five percent of the Lely Vector-fed farms find time-savings as they spend less than 208 hours of labor per year feeding cows. The Lely Vector system allows for 24/7 fresh feed and it is brought to the cows multiple times a day -- the highest return on your feed investment.
First ration mix of this new Lely Vector in Alberta Canada.
With a normal pattern, a healthy cow will naturally consumer 8 to 12 meals a day. The constant delivery of well-mixed , fresh feed by the Lely Vector system will encourage cows to consume more and also provide ample opportunity for low ranking animals to eat.
What is the effect of 24/7 fresh feeding?
Lely research shows that on average Vector-fed farms increased milk production up 1.9 litres of milk/day. This is when we compared one year before with one year after start-up with the Lely Vector.
Combine the Lely Vector automatic feeding system with a Lely Juno that pushes the feed forward and in between rounds.
Vector automatic feeding system benefits include:
- Fresh, well-mixed portions
- Higher feed intake
- Safely stored for several days
- Suitable for all group sizes
- More visits to the milking robot
- Feedings based on cows intake
- Improved feed efficiency
- Quick and easy feed type changes
Learn more about the Lely Vector by viewing this brochure!