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    WestNI replied to the thread All things Dairy.
    Do you not find alot of silage is wasted doing this? Or never had a cow injured by falling silage?
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    WestNI replied to the thread Cow brushes and tail paint.
    Ah I see what you mean. Still no issues with the brush and RMS 3 years later? Any chance you could send a video so I could work on...
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    WestNI replied to the thread Cow brushes and tail paint.
    Been a while since you posted this but would you have any photos of the brush or a video of it running and not rubbing off the tail...
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    WestNI replied to the thread Ventilation tube for calf shed.
    Looks impressive, Is it still working well? How did you seal the end of the tube? What sizes of fan and tube did you go for?
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    WestNI replied to the thread New Calf Shed.
    Sounds similar to our thinking only we would need more pens, The biggest question is how many calves are you thinking of placing in each...
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    WestNI replied to the thread New Calf Shed.
    I was talking to a guy here in Northern Ireland with this system, When I asked him several times if he still got pneumonia outbreaks he...
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    WestNI reacted to Farmer_1994's post in the thread New Calf Shed with Like Like.
    We are at the same point as you, done calf hutches for years. Good results but very labour intensive, and tough on calf raisers in the...
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    WestNI replied to the thread Robotic milking.
    Its working in about £7 or £8 a ton I think. But depends how much meal you are feeding
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    WestNI replied to the thread Robotic milking.
    No we did not test and was not aware you could test, but it happened straight after we changed silage, and absolutely nothing else...
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    WestNI reacted to Sparkymark's post in the thread New Calf Shed with Like Like.
    A few photos of mine built 2 years ago. Rightly or wrongly, it houses calves from 10 days on the auto feeder and then all the all the...
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    WestNI posted the thread New Calf Shed in Dairy Farming.
    We intend to build a new calf shed in the spring. Looking for ideas and photos of what people have done. Priorities are to minimise...
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    WestNI replied to the thread Robotic milking.
    Are you referring to the toxins in the silage causing the ecoli? The toxins cause a reduced immunity in the cows therefore leaving them...
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    WestNI replied to the thread Robotic milking.
    Yep sounds the exact same. We run a parlour and robots, the latest E.coli episode was only in the robot shed, so the robots were getting...
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    WestNI reacted to Whitewalker's post in the thread Robotic milking with Like Like.
    We used to use cepravin too , no robots here but always had excellent low cell count but some very severe ecoli episodes . Mostly seal...
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    WestNI reacted to Farmer_1994's post in the thread Robotic milking with Like Like.
    Dealer has a very poor track record. Majority of farms that have put geas in around us have either gone back to parlour or exited...

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