Abreast parlour price

Best way is cut them off and slot into a bigger galv tube.
This! Fairly recently I scrapped a super little Miele 6-6 abreast, (it had been a demo parlour for them, Royal Show, Dairy Event etc,) auto washer, the lot , as no interest in it. Landlords specifically excluded our successor tenants from milking!:(:(:(
 

Cowcorn

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I can get a contract so long as I'm producing a minimum of 1000 litres every other day. Want to have pedigree holsteins doing 9000 litres/lactation. So at 18 milking (3-4 dry) 9000/305 = 29.5 x 2 = 58 × 18 = 1044 litres. This would be bare minimum numbers and would hopefully be a few more
Best of luck , Its great to see some one still starting into milk in a small way . Abreast parlours are great for small herds you can give individual attention to cows and are quite fast. Dont let me put you off Holstiens but having had that T shirt which is now gathering dust !!! British friesian holstien with a sprinkling of jersey produce higher solids are tougher last longer and make more money for you in my experience. Depends on your milk contract of course . Please keep us posted on your progress .
 
Don't waste your time milking in an abreast it's too slow. Put a very cheap swing over parlour in. If it only takes two sides at first, milking will be very quick and give you time to earn money elsewhere. There's no point spending 3 hours a day milking 30 cows for next to no profit.
Like throw out a rotary and do a walk through conversion.....:rolleyes:
 
Just wondering how much people think they are worth? Theres one coming up for auction fairly local to me at the end of of the month but not sure how much they are worth? It's a 6 abreast parlour. Looking to milk my own cows in the future (within the next 5 years but ideally asap) not bothered by numbers and would rather start small (about 20ish cows calving/year) and grow to 50 when money and land allows hence why a little abreast parlour would suit. Any advice would be much appreciated.
£500!
 

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Don't waste your time milking in an abreast it's too slow. Put a very cheap swing over parlour in. If it only takes two sides at first, milking will be very quick and give you time to earn money elsewhere. There's no point spending 3 hours a day milking 30 cows for next to no profit.
But in an abreast the quickest milker sets the pace, In a HB it's the slowest!
 

Jdunn55

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Hi all back again sorry for the delay, I'm in helston, Cornwall for those who are asking will add it to the profile in a bit. Didn't go for the parlour in the end as didn't have the time to go to the auction let alone dismantle and move and want to make sure everything was in place first. I currently relief milk for someone in a 14/28 boumatic parlour about 8ish years old which is nice and it works well but theres very little room for individual attention to the cows themselves. I like the idea of spending time with he cows and getting to know them which is probably a bit weird but when it comes to my cows I am a bit weird. I'm planning on doing things a little bit differently to most people, the plan is to import embryos from Canada and start a herd with genetics that are new to the UK, the money will be coming from the sale of heifers and embryos rather than the milk as that's more of a sideline because I like milking if that makes sense? Putting a business plan together at the moment to present to the bank but hopefully can sought something out to get me milking my own cows in my own parlour.

Apologies for the long post just wanted to give an update :)
 

eulb

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Completely agree, I would house all year round including all youngstock which obviously inflates costs but would be covered because I shouldn't have any issues with disease plus the milkers would produce more as they're being fed tr13:)
I’d be moving personally,start up in Canada?
 

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