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  1. Beef farmer

    Silage Analysis

    Cut 20th May, but was it grazed out over winter or cut late? Cant blame the cows for not milking too well.
  2. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    Come get them all incalf in 9 weeks and take the calves on at 1hour old and weve a deal.
  3. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    I'm not to worried about sharing some figures. I would like to get my labour bill sub 4ppl but can't. 3 years ago it was 3.74ppl. Splitting to 2 parlours has major advantages, mainly grazed grass. But ita not as efficient with people. Hats off to your inlaws, but its not for me. Success...
  4. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    You direct sell for that?
  5. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    Wife is on the pay role. 3.98 million liters last year Over 170k spent on labour inc family. Does not take into account houses, water, elsectric, council tax.....
  6. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    And a average of maybe 15liters
  7. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    Is the milk worth substantially more than cows milk?
  8. Beef farmer

    Robotic milking

    How many do you milk?
  9. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    With no freeze brands avalible, all done off management tags, if we cant use a seg gate then its pointless
  10. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    You using a auto draft gate?
  11. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    Yep I'm with you. Valid points. Tb means out calves go to a unit at an agreed price with seemingly little negotiation!
  12. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    I try not to get to caught up on calf value. Its such a tiny % of farm income. I just want pregnancies. But agree about the few cows that reabsorb and get dried off, they all end up the same place mind
  13. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    6 bulls on rotation. So 12 working.
  14. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    I think the springs is where it would be most beneficial. I don't want them all in the yard being chalked up when they ought to be grazing. At the moment my plan is to chuck people at it for 24 days with tail paint and scratch cards and draft of the parlour. Then day 24 turn in 6 bulls on...
  15. Beef farmer

    Heat Detection Systems

    Few pointers Need a seg gate x3 Why so many bulls, we like to rotate bulls often and if we expect to use them 2x year then we will need more to allow for more work. 12 would be enough, but we fert tested the bulls inly a month ago and 1 was no good so he went, that made us 1 bull short. 1...

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