The dairy farm in 2025

by Sergio Ooijens, Lely

As farmers have to meet more and more requirements, technology can offer help to prepare the farm for the next generation. A vision into the future dairy farm using data and robotics, Using technology but starting with the needs and the comfort of the cow and the dairy farmer.

program: https://agrifoodinnovationevent.com/program/

Interview

What drives you?
Contributing to innovations that aimed at developing People, Planet and Profit.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
As automation new, to many people is quite unknown. The presentation will show benefits for this journey of automation in dairy, as it opens a large range opportunities to contribute to the future of farmers but also cows.

The presentation will give a glimpse in to the future: how robotics can contribute to an enjoyable, sustainable and profitable dairy farm and thus a future for next generation farmers.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
The combination of data and robotics.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Hopefully more empowerment to the farmer and focus sustainability.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Time. Technological developments are going really fast. It is essential to ensure farmers are able to adopt to all these changes.

“Special quote”
“The step from mechanisation to robotics offers the opportunity to give more attention and freedom to individual cows and contribute to the development towards a sustainable future in agriculture.”

About Lely

As an international family business in the agricultural sector, we spend every day making farmers’ lives easier with innovative solutions and tailored services. We offer solutions for almost all activities in the cowshed: from milking to cleaning.

We provide advice on how to organise a dairy farm smartly with the use of management systems. Our vision and the needs and demands of our clients are the things that drive and inspire us.

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