By feeding according to cows’ requirements, rumen health improves and milk yield rises. The Lely Cosmix, along with the Lely Astronaut, ensures that each cow receives the portion of concentrate it needs. Cows that do not consume
By feeding according to cows’ requirements, rumen health improves and milk yield rises. The Lely Cosmix, along with the Lely Astronaut, ensures that each cow receives the portion of concentrate it needs. Cows that do not consume enough during milking, heifers and dry cows get their concentrates from the Cosmix. Thanks to the Lely Qwes cow-recognition system, the Cosmix knows precisely how much concentrate the cow is allowed to be fed at any given time.
With good insight into the health of your cows, you prevent illness and loss of production. The Lely Qwes cow-recognition system measures the most crucial information on each cow every two hours. This provides you with a good insight into the activity of the cows and allows you to know when you need to intervene.
The Qwes system is included as standard with the Lely Astronaut and other Lely equipment through the Lely T4C management system. Lely T4C converts the data into useable information for managing your cows’ health. This gives you a real-time overview of each cow in terms of milk yield, lactation status and history.
By accurately identifying the best insemination time, you increase the effectiveness of insemination. This also helps you to reduce calving intervals. The Qwes system is also available with heat detection. Lely T4C sends out a signal when the cow is in heat. This allows you to ensure that insemination happens at the right time.
Changes in rumination patterns are the first sign of potential problems. The Qwes system, which monitors rumination activity, alerts you to these. By linking these data to milk-yield information from the Lely Astronaut, the effect on cow performance and the dairy herd’s appetite is monitored overall.
Thanks to the software system behind the Cosmix, you never feed too much concentrate. The Cosmix is designed in such a way that even very small quantities of concentrate can be provided in the feed box. This avoids wastage of costly concentrate and prevents the formation of mould or lumps.
To get the most out of your feed strategy, an insight into feed intake is crucial. By integrating with our Lely T4C management system, you know exactly what the concentrate intake is per cow. If you also milk with our automatic milking system, you can link the data on milking to the data on concentrate intake. This gives even more insight into the return on your concentrate.