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Strong Sales for New Robotic Milking System

19 June 2009

GLOBE - Following the introduction, mid-April 2009, of Lely’s newest robotic milking system - the Lely Astronaut A3 Next - the company is now pleased to announce the sale of no fewer than 250 units in less than two months after its commercial availability to the market place.

‘This result has definitely exceeded our expectations’, comments Aart van’t Land, Vice President Dairy Equipment at Lely Industries. ‘We all know that farmers are reconsidering investments in capital goods like robotic milking systems now that milk prices worldwide have reached a significantly lower level.

"However, it is clear that dairy farmers make a well-considered choice for the lowest operational costs that come with our reliable and highly advanced system. Although production of the Lely Astronaut A3 Next is just starting up, we already see a gradual yet steady increase in robot sales. Without wanting to be overoptimistic at this stage, we are confident when looking at the months ahead.

"Robotic milking has been embraced worldwide for many years and the superior technology and controlled costs of our Lely Astronaut A3 Next model are sure to fit in perfectly with today’s - and tomorrow’s - inescapable need for ongoing automation in the dairy business."

Lely says the Astronaut A3 Next consumes significantly less energy and water than competitive brands.

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