All things Dairy

Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Cows 'n grass, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Durry cows

    Durry cows Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    What about you @TomB ?
     
  2. Durry cows

    Durry cows Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    BE469DE8-0D6C-4C3E-83B6-330CC5A2D645.png Been for a ride round the farm this arvo thinking of turning out tomorrow, in Derbyshire :whistle:
     
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  3. TomB

    TomB Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Will be this week sometime.
     
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  4. Haven't measured yet. I'm going to try to get out before the end of the week with fertilizer and plate meter.

    Still less than 10 cows calved so I probably won't bother turning them out this week .
     
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  5. Lewis

    Lewis Member

  6. TomB

    TomB Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Urea.
     
  7. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Was the 20th April here last year, hate to tempt fate but could be on to shave a week off that if March behaves.
     
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  8. Been known to be crying out for rain before 10th may. 2017 was a classic example. Started raining mid may and turned into a good season, but was twitchy bum time end of April.
     
  9. Thomas-milmain

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    Are your cows out yet Valentine’s Day is soon so I have been reminded @Grazer
     
  10. Grazer

    Grazer Member

    Location:
    SW Scotland
    Only just brought them back in. Was in for 3 weeks in Dec, then got a month out from 5th Jan. Bit soft just now after 3 or 4 inches over the last week, so I'll not be rushing as normal.

    Although a few more days like yesterday . . . .
     
  11. Thomas-milmain

    Location:
    Sw Scotland
    1A7918F7-EA52-401C-9F72-C3CFDDAB16F4.jpeg Has anyone any advice on this graph? I vaccinate for bvd and ibr so they sit at 100% the one I’m wondering about is leptospirosis? I don’t vaccinate for it and it’s floating about currently at 50% does it mean anything I ask the vet but he just says vaccinate which I think il just do but would be good to see what people’s thoughts are
     
  12. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    But you buy cows in don’t you? They could have been vaccinated before you bought them and altering the figures maybe?
     
  13. HasthorpeGrange

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    You might not be able to get a vaccine for lepto at the minute @Thomas-milmain it’s in short supply and I think a manufacturer has stopped for now. I would vaccinate, should slightly reduce abortions if you have a problem. As far as I can understand you employees should appreciate it as it’s not a good thing to get splashed in your cup of tea whilst milking when one has a pee!! We vaccinate for all three and do them all together so no extra work
     
  14. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    What bvd ibr and lepto together? Do bvd and lepto together ibr separately
     
  15. Fergieman

    Fergieman Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Ibr at housing and BVD & Lepto at turnout.
     
  16. pappuller

    pappuller Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    Bvd within 2 weeks after calving, ibr autumn
     
  17. TomB

    TomB Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    This morning in fact. 3BA98D8D-7BA6-4BDF-BB56-0EB94C632EA7.jpeg
     
  18. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
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  19. HasthorpeGrange

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    First time cows get the start ibr and lepto and then three weeks later everything gets boosters for ibr, lepto and Bvd and wormed at the same time. Starters getting done tomorrow and booster in 3 weeks. Knock them a little but it’s only once, less handling and stress means less times milk drop due to messing them about
     
  20. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    And what's the approx cost come in at for all 3 vaccines per cow?
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019

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