At Canada's Outdoor Farm Show this week, Lely has been conducting live feeding demonstrations by the Lely Vector automatic feeding system.
More dairy producers spanning across Canada and the United States are seeing the value of having a Lely Vector. Earlier this year the Doornenbal family of Ponoka, Alberta Canada began operating a new dairy that features three Lely robots as well as a Lely Vector automatic feeding system.
On average, farmers spend 700 hours per year per 100 dairy cows on feeding. This is a little bit less than two hours per day. 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.
Lely Vector benefits include:
• Fresh, well-mixed rations
• 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