Heating in a parlour


Livestock Farmer
Battled through last winters cold snap in parlour without any heat source for when I was milking. Fast forward this morning, first frost of the year and it was Baltic. What’s everyone else doing or options electric panels/blowers etc? Want to keep it simple only a 10/20 swing but it’s open ..... and no hat or glove jokes lol


Milk faster :whistle: 12/24 here and I find it fine full of cows, can be bloody cold starting and washing down though

You could try running a hot wash through before milking? I've seen a parlour with alkathene pipe running along the walls and in the pit. They ran used platecooler water though it to raise the ambient temp. I don't know how effective it is but should Be quite cheap.


Do you have access to instant hot water? For your wash line? I fill a bucket of boiling water and dip hands in when they are almost falling off and if I fancy a treat I dip my feet in

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We also have no heating system. Just use one or two diesel bullet heaters. It keeps it nice but is not optimal. In your climate it should be more than sufficient

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...