Lely Vector Robotic Cart Mixes, Serves Up Frequent Meals for Cows

Courtesy of Lely

Don’t let the rather diminutive size of the Lely Vector TMR fool you. This rather compact unit is designed to deliver frequent, precise dairy rations tirelessly for herds of between 220 and 300 cows, depending on the ration mix. The Vector unit works on its own as a robotic system completed by the Lely feed kitchen grapple unit.

In this video, Richard Peters explains how the Lely Vector uses battery power to accurately create small ration batches with a low power demand and far less labour than having to fire up a tractor twice a day (or more) to get the cows fed. With this unit, farmers simply input their tailor-made ration into the computer and the grapple and TMR do the rest, including deliver of the feed to the cows. Peters says that the small, frequent, precise meals mean higher intake in the cows, less waste and more ration consistency, which should equate to higher or more efficient production in the dairy herd.

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