All things Dairy

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

  1. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    My favoured convenient spot was too close to a cottage. It's the closest next available spot of good ground not in the way of a few more bays on the clamp. Also down wind and deemed suitable by the land owner.
     
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  2. bigw

    bigw Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Temporary slurry storage?
     
  3. Moorlands

    Moorlands Member

    Location:
    West yorkshire
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    Concrete down and groved.
     
  4. vantage

    vantage Member

    Location:
    Pembs
  5. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    New blend turned up tonight not what I’d emailed and asked for, substituted beet pulp with soya hulls and added molasses when it wasn’t requested. Nutritional value of hulls compared to beet must be crap?
     
  6. Headless chicken

    Location:
    West Wales
    Hulls would be good for fibre. Guessing they added molasses to balance the pulp they took out
     
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  7. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Yeah makes sense will need to look into it more tomorrow. E1BD62B5-F7D3-4FB4-B01E-7BF10B58503E.jpeg Thats all it should’ve been easy enough unless they’ve taken it upon themselves as too fizzy feed companies at times would drive you ......
     
  8. supercow

    supercow Member

    We have got a grant for putting a lagoon in, I don't know the first thing about lagoons, how big is your lagoon going to be? I'm guessing your rubber sealing it? I got told if ur clay soil u won't need to seal it but probably for grant purposes we best be sealing it. I also got told all drains that you dig up have to go into the lagoon which I found absalutly insane
     
  9. supercow

    supercow Member

    How much is your blend ? I want to see how much we r getting ripped off :greedy::troll:
     
  10. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    No grants, not in a catchment sensitive area or even an NVZ. Just need to do a better job to look after the soil and nutrients.
    The concrete floor is also a footing for a precast tank, the excavation is to place it 1.5m down, and we will use some of the spoil to backfill and landscape leaving at least 2m as a barrier. Capacity is 1m gallon, somewhere at 4 months + capacity, we shall see next winter now!
     
  11. supercow

    supercow Member

    I was thinking about 1 million gallon but I'm also think we can't go too big, it's a shithole of a field we r putting it in so not exactly losing valuable ground. So majority of slurry stored will be above ground? Think we will have to dig deeper to get to hard ground. Does any of the Scotland/dumfrieshire boys know anyone to contact regarding doing the whole job of a lagoon????
     
  12. Will Blackburn

    Location:
    Cheshire
    A lagoon would have to be bigger especially in high rainfall area.
     
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  13. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Done my site work at same time as dairy so plant lot done that. The rest done through Gordon’s. Mines 1m gallon with .2m gallon freeboard. There’s loads round me here done by Gordon’s. What a bloody day with that blend aswell 244 bit to come off and mins now since I said wasn’t wanting it.
     
  14. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    There you go @supercow this is the lot Gordon’s work with.

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  15. supercow

    supercow Member

    thanks @coomoo you got them and they were all good? Reasonably priced? Bit of a nightmare with us aswell my man yesterday said to me to hold the blend off till Thursday cos we wouldn't fit in the bin, ran out tonight !! But we r with Davidsons for the blend and they are brilliant for deliverys, they provide a fantastic service so they are sending it first thing tomoro morning and I phoned at 10 past 4.
     
  16. supercow

    supercow Member

    Who are you getting ur feed off @coomoo ?
     
  17. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Yeah was quite happy with them put a protective membrane down on ours, an outlet and also ours has a 1.2 m channel running into it which they sealed no probs. That blend is off Carr’s first one aswell :facepalm:
     
  18. coomoo

    coomoo Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Funny consultant said this morning to try Davidson’s
     
  19. buffalo_soldier

    Location:
    cumbria
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    Dull photo but it's a pic of my shed lights timer which cheered me up this morning.

    Set the lights to go off sooner and come back on later.
    Spring is coming:)
     
  20. supercow

    supercow Member

    Honestly they are the sharpest feed company iv dealt with, this has been the first morning the feed isn't here when they said it was going to be here but the m74 is shut!! And they are competatively priced, our blend is 228 with minerals
     
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