Lely Astronaut A5 double-box robot: Top power consumption rates

The Astronaut, assessed in our 7/2019 issue, showed the single-box robot to be the most economical milking system we'd tested with the DLG. But there was one result that made us think ...

by Martin Zah

7 Jun 2022

Higher energy prices have an instant impact on dairy farmers. But, as one, do you know how much electricity you're using for milking? To help all dairy farmers get a better grasp of how much water and electricity milking robots demand, the DLG, together with a number of automatic milking system firms, the Bavarian Institute for Agriculture as well as profi, devised a test to answer this question.