This ^ and just have a relief milker that you pay over the odds every second weekend and when needed. Just 3 groups of cattle to look after milk cows dry cows and young calves job done for 8:30am away to the beach for rest of day.
Main thing is your up and down like a yo-yo like most of us. But you can’t really show this to people who work for you as they need you to be there constant and need to have faith in you even if you don’t have faith in yourself sometimes.
I’ve exactly what you are talking about, works fine cows out 180 turn through seg gate about 30ft in then down through foot baths 200ft from end of parlour to end of race works fine, only time I struggled what when putting the formalin in to strong the smell seemed to put them off.