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  1. yin ewe

    Robotic milking

    Lely here as they were the only show in town regarding backup 10 years ago. Other makes have caught up a bit since. Manual attach is the only thing I would add to the lely, would be nice to have it for those fidgety heifers for a couple of days.
  2. yin ewe

    Robotic milking

    Service, service, service, service, any of them will milk cows, when it stops milking at 3am you need good backup from the dealer.
  3. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Could look cheap by March, but I think I'll wait and see, never have any spare money in the autumn to buy anyway.
  4. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    PM sent @Aircooled
  5. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Lely sent out a nutrionist just after we started the robot to set up feed curves etc, not sure if he was 100% independent but we never bought anything from him and he didn't try to sell us anything. Will see if I still have his number.
  6. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Yes, we are only 4 miles away from them.
  7. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Does the 2nd fixed price deal ends in December?
  8. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Anyone I've been talking to says that about getting them off the floor at night! Also do not let anyone unnecessary into the house due to biosecurity. One man even said to put the egg store away from the main house so that the lorry driver didn't have to go into the house. We have a contract...
  9. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Never thought of a bale trailer tbh but we probably don't have enough room at the back of the house to manoeuvre it in anyway. I thought it looked funny having the packing room roof higher but you soon get used to it. Any advice for a novice?
  10. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Hope so, wouldn't have to be great pay to beat the concrete boys:D. Main reason is I want to be at home full time and 60 cows won't keep Mrs yin in the manner she is accustomed to.
  11. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Setting up stand for UK dairy day, possibly my last trip across the water with them.
  12. yin ewe

    Today at work

    Outside finished, hopefully be able to get on with concreting the yard before egg and meal lorries start. Just started on the inside equipment, spent yesterday setting all the stuff into the house, getting 20' lengths of pipe through a 10' door on your own can test the patience. Dog seems...
  13. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Had 2 bullocks go a few years ago with big lumps, vet said they would be riddled with TB and both came back clear. 60 odd years of skin testing and they're no further forward.
  14. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    Just one more milk cheque and you might get a keyring(y)
  15. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    It's on the back of lots of drops, they've been doing really well to hold our price where it is.:rolleyes:
  16. yin ewe

    Today at work

    16000 free range. New enterprise for us, going to pack in the off farm work and try being a full time farmer :nailbiting:
  17. yin ewe

    Today at work

    A bit more progress last week. Egg store roof and doors still to go on. Got the lights up and running off a generator.
  18. yin ewe

    Silage in October

    Cheaper to buy meal than make or buy iffy October silage at £22 a bale.
  19. yin ewe

    Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

    At least you're not telling the rt inspector lies when you tell him that you don't use any spray.
  20. yin ewe

    All things Dairy

    I take it the springs pass through the cows stomach and ends up in the dung? What if it sticks somewhere on the way through. I wouldn't want to put that down the throat of my cows in the first place. And we wonder why groups like AR gain support.
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