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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...