Apologies,I'm going to sound like an arse now ,but bear with me
Your not milking a big number of cows , and correct me if I'm wrong but your out grazing full time
4 cases of mastitis on your number of cows out at grass is pretty high in my opinion
Yes I would be stopping milking a quarter if...
Bog standard curved scraper
Infuriates me that she can't adjust her toplink to prevent uneven wear
Wydale make a moulded plastic one with fixed rubber blade , seems a bit wasteful to not be able to replace it
Our local eho comes in once a month , purchases a bottle of milk and sends it off to porton down ( yes that porton down 🤔) for phosphotase, e.coli tests etc
Shame the report comes back most times saying insufficient transport conditions due to being packaged with raw fish and meat products 😯...
Genuine run arounds get back in calf as well if not better
Trying to shorten anything over a 12 week block will mean trying to get low dim cows back in calf resulting in more empties more run arounds and several years of this
Blocking up in one year just means adjusting feed rate and maybe...