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    Is a cow leaking milk at the slaughterhouse a welfare issue ?

    I don't think you milk cows @Sharpy , when you dry off a cow she might be giving 20/25 litres where does that milk go, its not like turning off a tap !! It leaks out for a few days until the cow starts to dry her self off, its natural for a dried off cow to leak milk.
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    Is a cow leaking milk at the slaughterhouse a welfare issue ?

    When a cow is naturally dried off and leaks milk on farm is that a welfare issue ? Oh no because that is not seen by a bloody jobsworth vet.
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    Is a cow leaking milk at the slaughterhouse a welfare issue ?

    So tell me why I can send cows at the same time to Hendrie bros and they stand there all night in a shed, get picked up in the morning on a lorry that has brought cattle up from England to Ayr slaughterhouse and they go down to Telford and are not milked and probably not killed till the next...
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    Is a cow leaking milk at the slaughterhouse a welfare issue ?

    A local haulier who takes our cast cows to Highland Meats in Ayrshire is getting untold grief from a foreign vet who is telling him it is a serious welfare issue cows leaking milk. The cows are picked up from us between 9 and 11 on a sunday morning and after he has picked up the rest of his load...
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    Cut teat on a cow

    I hope you got a live heifer calf ? @Jdunn55
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    Trafford Gold

    We feed 10 kg of draff and beetpulp mixed @ 4/1 bought in the summer and pitted at £22/ton for draff and BF all winter has been 4.5% Fresh loads £33-37
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    Milk collection wrong !!

    Some dairies have a weighbridge and that is the only way to be 100% sure.
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    Milk Price Tracker

    FM for Dec 32.3p Bf 4.56 Pt 3.43, no production bonus missed 0.5p
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    Milk Price Tracker

    FM up by 0.75 1st Feb to 34.75
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    Cut teat on a cow

    Why does it always happen to the best cows !! I would dry her off and fill the teat with sealant, there was a tape on the market I think called something like Lokapor, it lets the skin breath if you can get some, tape the teat to keep the dirt away from it. Good luck , hope she comes ok next...
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    Milk Recording vs Genomic Testing

    But when they are charged for the info they pass the charge on to the producer !! @bigw
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    FM Regenerative Farming Plan

    @Beef farmer Getting more from grass is not wrong, but if you follow the Regen bible, lashing on lots of nitrogen to get it is .
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    FM Regenerative Farming Plan

    A few years ago FM spent thousands with Evolution Farming teaching us locally to get more out of grazed grass, that now looks like it was wrong !! I only hope this regen stuff which a lot of makes good sence , does not lead to big cuts in production unless there are big price rises to go with it.
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    FM Regenerative Farming Plan

    Maybe not yet, but you watch any of the regen stuff on you tube and none plough, so it will be comming that's for sure. And 0.5p/litre will not get you much today @upnortheast you supply direct to the consumer are they asking you about regenerative farming ?
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    FM Regenerative Farming Plan

    Some of it sounds good, but realy not sure 0.5p/litre will cover the cost of doing the stuff and the min-till equipment.
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