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    Robotic milking

    I sometimes 'forget' about a cow, she calves, gets put into the robot for 1st milking and away she goes, next time you see her is for AI. Those are best cows but all too rare.
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    Robotic milking

    1) 7am start, late cows fresh heifers, feed, bed cubicles, other work (off farm some days) evening 5pm repeat (silage to graip in) in house for 6. 10pm graip silage, fresh heifers, half hour max. 2) Very user friendly 3) Good reliability and excellent service/breakdown cover 4) Approximately...
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Much tb out your way at the moment? We had a clear test last week, 3rd one clear in 12 months but apparently have to test again in march.
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Farmers aren't the only people to work long hours, plenty spend 2/3 hours a day just getting to and from work, my commute this morning was a minute and a half.
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Pity this forum wasn't about to offer you advice.
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Maybe you should have embarked on a different career all those years ago, nobody twisted your arm?
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Farmers are entitled to buy whatever they like........just don't complain about the milk price when the cheque doesn't cover the payments.
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Does'nt need to be a shiny one just out of the box though, not as big a monthly on a 10 year old one. Then again not as much admiration from the neighbours. How much milk do people reckon would be in the country if it was 40p? Nobody better at beating a farmer than himself.
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Yes it certainly is about what's left over, but it's also about cash flow, and if you're in milk you only have to wait a month for the next cheque. It's not the milk price that's the problem, it's the direct debit for the pickup, the tractor, the feeder wagon and all the other the suits try to...
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    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    If milk is so bad why are so many starting up? I got a cheque 2 weeks ago and I'll get another one in 2 weeks time, grant it, it didn't stop long in the account, but that is mostly my fault for buying stuff I don't really need and paying ground rent that I complain is too dear. I didn't give...
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    Hauling your own milk

    Don't see the need for 2 lorries as they would have a full day for psv/repairs/garage checks etc, if he was on eodc. Loads of straw or feed can be planned around maintenance work. The drivers would be employed on the basis that they would have to do other farm work when there was no lorry work...
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    Hauling your own milk

    36k is just the saving on the milk haulage part of the equation, bound to be savings on the other parts as well. Just make sure the milk tanker and slurry tanker don't get mixed up 😂
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    A new way of looking at expenditure

    My motto is spend it as you go along- the government will have to keep you at the last anyway.
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    All things Dairy

    Blue stone and bandage?
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    How wide is too wide??

    At least at 80 foot you could split it at a later date with portable walls and still have a fairly decent width of a clamp.

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