With the cost off electric rising has anyone considered running the farm on a diesel generator? We have 2 robots in and our electric bill is through the roof. Was considered buying a engine generator and running it during the day even and using economy 7 at night. Thoughts?
Does anyone do their silage ground with a spring tine harrow routinely? There's bit off slurry crust still about from the dribble bar and was thinking it would break the crust up abit. Would it be any good or just a waste off time and diesel?
I'm just interested to know how other robot farms bed up their cubicles? By hand? With a machine? Every day? Twice a day? Or every few days?
We are currently bedding up twice a day using a hand scraper to clean down the beds and applying sawdust/lime mix by hand. We have rope scrapers...
When would be the latest time clover could be stitched into a silage sward? We have just sprayed silage land to kill docs and we are are waiting to get a 5th cut off it the next dry spell so would it be to late to go in after that and stitch in?
I'm just in the process off finishing a small extension to the main cow shed for a crush area. I also want to use the area to feed cows when the crush is not being used.
I will be feeding silage outside but I'm looking ideas on how to keep the silage dry and also stop the wind. I can't use...