Wednesday, 18 August 2021 15:55

DWN and Lely sign partnership

Written by  Staff Reporters
Lely regional sales manager Paul Gilling and farm management support advisor Briar Loveridge present at the Dairy Women's Network Step Up Together Taupo Conference earlier this year. Lely regional sales manager Paul Gilling and farm management support advisor Briar Loveridge present at the Dairy Women's Network Step Up Together Taupo Conference earlier this year.

Dairy Women's Network is joining forces with robotics company Lely to raise awareness about milking cows automatically.

Farmers interested in introducing robotics to the cowshed in the coming years need to plan for certain requirements and DWN says the partnership creates opportunities for dairy farmers around the country to learn more about the standards they need to meet and new technology as it becomes available to the industry, through its events and workshops.

Automation and big data are the focus for Lely, while practical events and connection with dairy farmers are the focus for DWN.

Combining these two focuses through a formalised partnership opens up another aspect of technology for farmers to explore – one that complements the existing technology of companies like Allflex and the knowledge hubs that are already provided, says DWN chief executive Jules Benton.

“We’re proud to welcome Lely to the DWN family of partners. Like us, they are driven to meet the demands of the industry and make our farmers’ lives easier,” says Benton.

“Our work happens to intersect at the growing of farmers’ knowledge and we are certain that our members will get a lot of value out of this new partnership.”

Lely Centre manager, Lawrence Holden, is looking forward to seeing the relationship between the two organisations develop to suit the changing needs of the primary industries sector.

“We are excited to see what the future of the industry looks like as more DWN members discover Lely and the opportunities for on-farm robotics.” Lely’s goal is to link all data available on milking, feeding and breeding, enabling farmers to make the right decisions and work even more efficiently.

More like this

Connection crucial for sector

The new chair of Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) says connection is vital for the sector moving out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rankin named DWN chair

Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) has announced that 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin will take up the role of chair.

DairyNZ and DWN join forces for webinars

Dairy Women’s Network is hosting a series of webinars designed to help current and future farm owners to future-proof their businesses entitled How to Build a Bloody Good Business, funded by DairyNZ.

Next step in governance

A partnership between Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) and Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) has led to the creation of a new Associate Trustee role.


Feds stalwart to step down

Outspoken Federated Farmers leader Chris Lewis is stepping down from the farmer lobby after 17 years of service.

Machinery & Products

India boosts fert subsidy

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion)…

Kicking lameness into touch

Lameness in dairy cows can have a significant effect on a businesses' bottom line, with vets suggesting that each case…

Single row concept delivers results

While Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) has become increasingly popular over the last decade, German company Amazone is looking to take…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter