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Robotics

Hi-Tech Dairy Supply offers robotic milking systems, designs, installation, and service with world-wide farm management support.


Lely A4 Astronaut Robotic Milking System

The Lely A4 Astronaut is flexible and fully trained to prepare the cow for milking, to attach the teat cups, to re-attach in the event it’s required, to detach after milking and to carry out post-treatment. read more »

Lely Calm Automatic Calf Feeder

The Lely Calm supplies the correct portion and concentration of feed throughout the day, resembling the natural behavior of the calf. read more »

Lely Luna Cow Brush

The Lely Luna cow brush grooms your cows, enabling them to get rid of itch-inducing dust read more »

Lely Juno Automatic Feed Pusher

The Lely Juno moves along the feeding alley automatically, following the feed bunk. The machine pushes the feed toward the feed bunk without disturbing the cows. read more »

Lely A4 Astronaut Robotic Milking System

Your most reliable employee imaginable.

The Lely Astronaut robotic milking system gives you the most reliable employee you can imagine. This robot employee is there to milk for you 24/7 for years to come. It’s flexible and fully trained to prepare the cow for milking, to attach the teat cups, to re-attach in the event it’s required, to detach after milking and to carry out post-treatment.

A unique set of milk quality measurement tools.

Lely MQC (Milk Quality Control) is located inside the arm of the robot just beside the udder. During milking, the milk is continuously monitored per quarter. This provides you with vital information on mastitis, fat and protein, and lactose for managing milk quality and cow health, allowing you to respond quickly and to achieve optimal milk quality.

Brushes clean the best.

The brushes will remove dirt and manure, even if it sticks. It is the only cleaning system that cleans the area around the teats where teat cups can touch, as well as the bottom of the udder close to the teat. The whole system is thoroughly disinfected after cleaning each cow, preventing cross-contamination.

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Lely Calm Automatic Calf Feeder

The best start for your calves.

When a calf drinks from its mother, it usually drinks adequate portions spread over the day. In today’s dairy industry, however, when a calf is fed manually, it’s restricted to once or twice a day. That’s why Lely introduced the Calm automatic calf feeder. It supplies the correct portion and concentration of feed throughout the day, resembling the natural behavior of the calf.

The Calm not only offers calves an outstanding start, it also provides labor savings and many economic benefits. The accurate and small portions spread throughout the day substantially enhances the development of the digestive organs of the calf, paying for itself by means of healthier calves, increased growth, increased feed efficiency and labor savings.

Lely Calm at work.

As soon as a calf enters a milk station, it’s recognized by its electronic transponder and, according to the calf’s feeding plan, the Lely Calm calf feeder decides if it’s allowed to drink, and how much. Once a minimum and maximum portion of milk per visit is set for each calf, the calf feeder will automatically determine the ration per calf. If the calf is allowed to drink, the calf feeder immediately prepares a fresh portion of milk at the predetermined temperature.

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Lely Luna Cow Brush

Provide optimum comfort and hygiene for cows.

Cow comfort and hygiene are important issues in a dairy operation. The Lely Luna cow brush grooms your cows, enabling them to get rid of itch-inducing dust. The cows love the brush and will go there several times a day for sheer pleasure. There’s no doubt that good cow comfort results in a happier, healthier and more productive herd. Luna gives cows healthy and shiny coats, stimulating the blood circulation which results in a quieter herd.

Smart technology.

Due to its clever design the Lely Luna cow brush is driven by touch and rotates the opposite direction once the cow pushes it. This ensures maximum comfort for the cow and a long lifetime of the brush. As the brush has two directions of rotation, the bristles will keep their shape longer than those that have only one. In addition, the minimum of moving parts makes it low maintenance. The Lely Luna cow brush is delivered as one part and can easily be installed on a post or against the wall.

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Lely Juno Automatic Feed Pusher

24/7 availability of fresh feed with less labor.

It’s well known that continuous availability of fresh feed results in increased dry matter intake and increased milk production. Frequent feeding has a positive impact on general animal health. Quite often, labor is the limiting factor in making fresh feed available to cows around the clock. Thanks to the Lely Juno automatic feed pusher, this problem is a thing of the past.

The Juno moves along the feeding alley automatically, following the feed bunk. The machine pushes the feed toward the feed bunk without disturbing the cows. Since the Juno is a stand-alone machine, barn modifications are seldom required; it can be used in almost any type of barn.

100 Juno customers polled. 

In a recent Lely research study, 100 Juno customers were polled to ask if they considered the Juno to be a farm luxury or a necessary part of their operation.

Results found:

  • The Juno saved an average of 25 minutes of labor per day, 152 hours annually.
  • Pushing feed via tractor or skid loader expended 22.8 times more energy per year than the Juno which pushed feed three or four times more per day.
  • Labor savings resulted in more than $2,400 (USD) annually.
  • Average milk production increases occurred.
  • Payback time averaged three to four years for producers experiencing labor and fuel savings.
  • Payback time averaged one to two years for producers experiencing labor and fuel savings and production increases.

Needless to say, producers further confirmed through the survey that the Juno feed pusher has become a necessity in their operations to increase efficiency, eliminate costs and boost milk production.

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