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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.