The Lely Vector Automatic Feeding System offers unprecedented flexibility. Any feeding strategy can be implemented, whether feeding is preferred several times a day, required in varying rations or differs for groups of cows. An effective feeding strategy will improve cow health and production.
The Vector's kitchen requires filling once every three days. Our existing customers report a savings of more than eight hours per week compared to once-a-day feeding regimes and multiple feed pushing. Over the course of one year, this equates to a saving of 416 hours.
Lely research shows that on average Vector-fed farms increased milk production up 1.9 liters (4.2 lbs.) of milk per day. This is when we compared one year before with one year after start up with the Vector.
A wide range of feed types can be loaded into the system using feed grabber filling. For the right quantity, the bite size, height and closing of the grabber can be adjusted for greater precision in feeding. With the last grab for feed type, the system estimates weight and automatically corrects the feed grabber. Thus, the cows in the group are fed exactly what they need and you know exactly what has been fed.
The Lely Vector not only saves labor, but it reduces stress. Filling the kitchen and periodic cleaning are the only requirements. The system frees your time to manage your farm the way you want.
The Lely Vector's feed kitchen can stock feed for three days ahead. This means work can be planned well in advance. Furthermore, since there is enough feed available in the kitchen for longer than a weekend, it can create new opportunities for spare time.