the 350 aax guy, is well costed, proved to be correctLoad of wind and pish
Why do you need 200? If you’ve got twinning genetics and good milkers you can have anywhere from a quarter to a half that and still have the same amount of calves.Calve for 1 month? 200 cows would be 7 per day, busy days could be 20 cows calving.
30 or 40 temp pens to cover busy days.
What dairy (that is already selling you replacements) will be able to supply all those calves, particularly in June?
I don't fancy wondering what do with 200 cows with 400 x 3 to 4 month old calves in a wet October.
haven't used an oss to gather for some time.One day I’ll be a real farmer... Don’t you have a good pony or 2 though?
That’s probably why you’re 12 stonehaven't used an oss to gather for some time.
Lamed the last one first day out, in rocky ground...it never worked again.
I have got 25 odd pedigree mares, which are highly lucrative if you have them in the right place, but a bit wee to carry my 12 stone.
Shanks pony fer me.
his boss was an anal banker, everything had to be accounted for, all imputs, all outputs.I bet his hens lay double Yokers three times a day for ten years as well, don’t mind me I’m just jealous honestly if that’s true I am lol
the 350 aax guy, is well costed, proved to be correct
the best grazing dairy farmers are getting 5000 liters from forage,
wind comes out the rear end
pish from another orifice
if some farmers can do it, why can't you ?
don't denounce it, just because you think it cant be done !
What system do you propose and with what kind of cow?Why do you need 200? If you’ve got twinning genetics and good milkers you can have anywhere from a quarter to a half that and still have the same amount of calves.
That’s the beauty of multiple calves per cow. You don’t need the herd size to pull off the same calf crop. I could conceivably have 25 cows and wean off a crop of 100 calves.
I mean... if you want to fart around with 200 go for it. Shouldn’t be necessary though.
knew a bloke that used to put a bunch of cows up a race and then let the calves out to milk them. It never lasted as the old milkers just couldn't handle it tbh, mastitis etc etc and don't forget they still need plenty of grub to survive the onslaught.Old freisan cows, in calf to beef bull, then put a couple more on them, buy them around 4 weeks so they can go hungry without problems, shut the calves up at night separately and then let them out in the morning.
You're very stuck on titles/names of systems aren't you.What system do you propose and with what kind of cow?