ADF

Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Davvy74, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Davvy74

    Davvy74 New Member

    Looking at possibly installing ADF what are people's opinion of it and what is the cost per point as I have a 25/50 swingover
     
  2. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
  3. Holsteinfriesian90

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Wouldn't it be quite slow waiting for it to wash out before putting in on another cow in a swingover parlour?
     
  4. Davvy74

    Davvy74 New Member

    I have cluster flush so be no different want to speed up the release of the cows from the parlour
     
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  5. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Have it - first installed back in 2006. Upgraded it 2 years ago to the new claws and control boxes.

    I wouldn't go without it now.
     
  6. Holsteinfriesian90

    Location:
    Cornwall
    We put it in last year. As above wouldn't be without it now just the liners are expensive.
     
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  7. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    It's not that bad really. Maybe if you had a really small parlour
     
  8. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    Does it save a lot of time? I spray first 6 or so then the gate is open
     
  9. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Hard to say but I wouldn't want to go without it now.

    Its one less visit to a cow for the same amount of milk. Plus it makes training staff easier - the gate opens and the cows go. I don't have to worry about them spraying some too much, not enough or not at all.
     
  10. Davvy74

    Davvy74 New Member

    Got a 25/50 so finding the release of the milked side slow by the staff
     
  11. Holsteinfriesian90

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Do you get much problems with cows breaking the spider pieces @Rossymons
     
  12. Davvy74

    Davvy74 New Member

    Did this year as I bought in 150 Heifers's but should be better next year as settled herd
     
  13. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Yeah, the manifolds are a pain. They either snap off where the the pipes conect or leak through the the mould line. I might have replaced 6 including the original set we had.
     
  14. Holsteinfriesian90

    Location:
    Cornwall
    We replaced one last week what a pig of a job. :mad:
     
  15. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Sounds positive like the idea of it to save a bit of time in parlour. What are the claws like to handle, not to clumsy or heavy?
     
  16. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    No, just ordinary Westphalia claws really
     
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  17. Rossymons

    Rossymons Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    One other thing - don't sign up for their consumables deal. They'll send you out your spray and liners when they think you need it rather than when you want it.

    If we listened to them we would need 3 liner changes in a year rather than just 2 or possibly even one.
     
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  18. Thomas-milmain

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    25:50 was 23k last year,
     
  19. Davvy74

    Davvy74 New Member

    Great advice cheers do they do any decent finance packages?
     
  20. Thomas-milmain

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    Yeah seemed pretty fair last year
     

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