All things Dairy

jimmer

Member
Location
East Devon
Personally i think its good everyone is different. You seem to think unless someone does the same as you they’re wrong. A farm can be completely different ground to their neighbours & needs to be farmed accordingly. One size certainly doesn’t fit all.
Our cows won’t be going out this year & i’m actually glad. Grazing doesn’t suit how this farm is situated & i’m excited to see what we can achieve with the gates shut. But i’ve got nothing against grazing if thats what suits. What ever floats your boat.
I'm nearly the only idiot left in the village!!!!!
 

Wesley

Member
I'm nearly the only idiot left in the village!!!!!
Village idiot or heavy millstone around our neck for the next 10 years, not sure which appeals more...ask me in 12 months.
Its actually frightening how many cows will be being milked by robots in such a small area.
 

eulb

Member
Without trying to offend anyone but milking hundreds of cows giving a few squirts each doesn’t interest us one bit. With extremely limited grazing land we couldn’t do it anyway.
Our cows haven’t been let out at night for many years now so its no real difference fully housing them. Hopefully the system we’re moving to will actually be easier than our current one.
Coming up 20 years since I started milking,cows never went out at night and been housed 365 for the last 14 years,it certainly suits my farm,the last owner went bang and he inherited it.
 

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Without trying to offend anyone but milking hundreds of cows giving a few squirts each doesn’t interest us one bit. With extremely limited grazing land we couldn’t do it anyway.
Our cows haven’t been let out at night for many years now so its no real difference fully housing them. Hopefully the system we’re moving to will actually be easier than our current one.
Unless I’ve missed you must have some good photos of your project
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Coming up 20 years since I started milking,cows never went out at night and been housed 365 for the last 14 years,it certainly suits my farm,the last owner went bang and he inherited it.
had a look around a dutch farm, robots, in 365, zero grazing, quality silage, and the local contractor brought his mixer in, in winter, for the TMR, that was impressive, he had it sorted out, 150 cows, nearly partime job, son helped at weekends.
 

Wesley

Member
“Her indoors” was the official photographer so most of the photos are on her phone. I’ve not taken any lately, but currently got heifers & beef in there. Waiting on a date from Western Power until we can move the cows in.
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Looks juat the job.
How the delay with Western Power?
You must have been building for 18 months?
Must kill you, sticking beef in that shed with a robot parked up
 

pellow

Member
Location
Newquay
£230k if electric is there would build it.
100k parlour Inc feeding
35k bulk tank
35k concrete
25k shed
10k wire up
10k on pumps and water
15k buggeration
Bit light on the shed price I would have thought, looks like its 180 x 100 ish with a lean too, probably going to be nearer 100k

Wesley, have you thought about using a generator? There is a guy not far from here bought a generator to run his dairy unit as he doesn't have a connection
 
Location
West Wales
Bit light on the shed price I would have thought, looks like its 180 x 100 ish with a lean too, probably going to be nearer 100k

Wesley, have you thought about using a generator? There is a guy not far from here bought a generator to run his dairy unit as he doesn't have a connection
Guessing won’t work with the bots or else they’d have to run it all the time. No problem for. Aparlour as it’s twice a day
 

Wesley

Member
Looks juat the job.
How the delay with Western Power?
You must have been building for 18 months?
Must kill you, sticking beef in that shed with a robot parked up
Long story...started trying to sort out electric last May, turned out the person from WPD doing the work was signed off on permanent sick leave & hadn’t actually done anything towards it despite implying she had. To make matters worse no one took on her work, monitored her email or phone/answerphone. Then all the covid, very busy etc excuses came. The manager couldn’t organise a p’ up in a brewery. After months & months of chasing & countless calls we’ve not long had a quote & the paperwork to sign.
Had a change of builder after turning up 6 months late & not being happy with a few things so only really started building last April. Would’ve been September startup If we had electric. It plays on your mind a bit, its been a long struggle.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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