Lely expands line with new automatic feed pusher, Juno 100
Providing constant feed availability with new smart software
Lely recently added to its automated dairy solutions with the Lely Juno 100, an automatic feed pusher that moves along the feed alley, pushing feed toward the feed fence without disturbing the cows. The Juno 100 creates continuous feed availability, resulting in increased dry matter intake and milk production.
“We work to create products that answer dairy producer needs in a manner that benefits herd health, reduces labor challenges and increases producers’ bottom line ― the Juno 100 is a perfect example of these efforts in action,” said Peter Langebeeke, President, Lely North America. “We hear time and again from producers that labor is the issue in providing constant feed; the Juno 100 makes this challenge a thing of the past.”
The Lely Juno 100 serves as the “little brother” of the Lely Juno 150. The 100 offers constant feed availability, more frequent use of a milking robot (if available), improved animal well-being and significant cost savings. The Juno works by typing the desired feed route into an E-link control on the machine (this has to be done only once), and then running along the set route, returning to a charging station located at a convenient point in the feed alley between each run. The Juno operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
New to the Lely Juno 100 and 150 is improved smart software that allows the Juno to push dynamically. The Juno can now determine on its own which distance it will need to travel to transport feed along the fence based on the amount of feed in the alley. It also allows producers to set four different feed types to assist in a number of situations. For instance, if a producer has an irregular feed pattern, feeding two times a day, has different feeding times every day, or only feeds one time per two days; the Juno will take care of correctly pushing the feed in every situation. In addition to being efficient and effective, the Juno is exceptionally energy efficient, using 10 times less energy than a tractor or shovel, emitting four times less CO2.
More information about Lely dairy industry innovations is available at Lely’s website, www.lely.com, or by calling 1-866-LELY-USA. You can also visit Lely’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/LelyUSA), Twitter page (@DairyRobot) or blog at www.lelylife.com. To watch videos featuring Lely’s products, visit http://www.youtube.com/lelydairylife.