Handling facilities

Horn&corn

Member
What are you treating for? We’ve put 4 bays of feeding headlocks in. Part out vet cows at milking. Bag of cake and vet with one man on recording. Job done. Only use race for Tb neck jab now.
 
Location
cumbria
See, I thought herringbone bone race and a palpation rail were just different names for the same thing.

Them link I tried earlier is junk and it won't let me attach files now.
So can't show you what I mean frustratingly.
Is no one else having bother?
 

Rossymons

Member
Location
Cornwall
What are you treating for? We’ve put 4 bays of feeding headlocks in. Part out vet cows at milking. Bag of cake and vet with one man on recording. Job done. Only use race for Tb neck jab now.

We use the herringbone race for TB testing too. Vets idea and they love it. No rattling parts, cows have a mate = no stress. The only job we can't do is drench them.
 
We use the herringbone race for TB testing too. Vets idea and they love it. No rattling parts, cows have a mate = no stress. The only job we can't do is drench them.

Try doing rotary cows in a herringbone race. It’s a disaster. We’ve gone back to a S bend chute and crush for TB and Stalls for Ai, they just don’t like standing next to each other
 

Rossymons

Member
Location
Cornwall
Try doing rotary cows in a herringbone race. It’s a disaster. We’ve gone back to a S bend chute and crush for TB and Stalls for Ai, they just don’t like standing next to each other

Heard of something sort of similar with heifers that had never been put through a crush as home farm had locking yokes everywhere so no need.

The heifers were sold to a chap with robots and they went absolutely crazy in the box.
 
Plan is to do all cow work with the palpating rail so as to only be in the pens with cows to clean stalls and fetch cows into the parlour. Want to do everything from timed AI shots, breeding, preg checking etc. Would be used almost daily for those purposes. We also hoof trim everyday so the two need to be separate. Would be using auto sort gates to get the cows we need. Parlour will be a double 24 parallel if that makes any difference.
 

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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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