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Rossymons

Member
Location
Cornwall
Speaking of scratch cards, one of my guys came out with a decent idea I thought worth sharing.

They give the relief milker a quid for each marked off cow she spots in the afternoons. He wanders out at the end to write down the numbers ready for me in the morning and puts the money in their hand there and then.

Doesn't cost the earth and gets the whole team involved.
 

Jdunn55

Member
Speaking of scratch cards, one of my guys came out with a decent idea I thought worth sharing.

They give the relief milker a quid for each marked off cow she spots in the afternoons. He wanders out at the end to write down the numbers ready for me in the morning and puts the money in their hand there and then.

Doesn't cost the earth and gets the whole team involved.
As long as they don't start using the pound coins to scratch the cards off 🤣🤣

I'll happily put that into practice, problem is I'll take pound coins from one of my pockets and transfer it to the other 🤣
 

Tim G

Member
Livestock Farmer
Speaking of scratch cards, one of my guys came out with a decent idea I thought worth sharing.

They give the relief milker a quid for each marked off cow she spots in the afternoons. He wanders out at the end to write down the numbers ready for me in the morning and puts the money in their hand there and then.

Doesn't cost the earth and gets the whole team involved.
I don't understand, he pays the relief to spot them but then goes and checks them anyway to get the numbers?
 

Rossymons

Member
Location
Cornwall
If I had a relief milker I trusted to spot heats, I would gladly give them my job

That's sort of what he's trying to achieve. He's got someone who's showing a bit of enthusiasm for the job and this is simple way of starting their training.

I think he means they wander out to the relief who tells him the numbers for Ross in the morning, not wanders around the cows

Correct, he's not walking around the cows trying to find them. He just gives the list to me and carries on with what he was doing.
 

Martyn

Member
Location
South west
@Beef farmer thanks for the sidewalls contact, hopefully will help cut back on wastage.
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Martyn

Member
Location
South west
Please no one buy these awful things, they break upon your hands and at five years old are a waste of money,time, manufacturers said they don't break up but plenty of PM on here confirm I'm not the only one! All handled by myself, so can't blame staff/handler ect
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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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