Dairy Event 2009: Lely robot milker wins RABDF machinery award

Lely’s A3 Next robot milker was the winner of the RABDF new machinery and innovation award at this year’s Dairy Event.

The judges said this latest version of the robot milker added lower running costs and increased scope for monitoring the cow’s performance and health to its already-impressive record of reliability and labour saving.

The other nine finalists were Spreadwise‘s Bauer bedding recovery unit, Vaccar’s Clusterflush system, Volac’s computerised calf feeder, Fabdec’s Heattime heat detection system, Midland Slurry System’s sand recovery system, Ambic Equipment’s autofoamer teat foam dispenser, Galebreaker’s auto-controlled ventilation system and CHK’s straw spreader.