It's not something we really want to do just more necessity really. I was hoping to buy some really short chopped stuff from a rotary combine and use the bukrake but think it will cost me a small fortune in straw :/Drive into the middle and you will be able to hit all the corners with a Lucus. I hated mine as a beef farmer, but we will loose house 100 millers this winter, and it pains me to say it, but we will probable use it this winter. Last year we didn't bother.
That's true I don't want it too short but agree just spread.They tred short straw in to quick. Ours doesn't chop it, just spreads it. Could use your new bedder to feed your silage, and maybe some cheaper grain instead of all in the parlour
That's what I've found too, you end up with less cows using more straw. My best guess would be 90 cows using 1t of straw a day in a square shed . My Teagle will blow 50 feet in one direction and maybe 30 in the other.Sorry to be at doom and gloom but 100ft square will get mucky very quick. Cows will be walking too far on the straw
There is a pair of identical sheds here, only difference is feed passage is in one shed so 15 ft narrower bedded area, it stays clean, the other side is aways dirty, especially the first 15 ft closest to feed passage