How many cows do you guys need to make a decent living? Why not keep half as many and enjoy the job and life.We are just about to (she says, having been told “3 weeks away” for at least the last 3 months) start milking through a 60pt rotary from a 27:54 herringbone (previously 22:44 but extended 5 years ago due to numbers). We milk 700 and milking is an absolute marathon not to mention the length of the pit being an absolute killer when you’ve walked up and down it a few hundred times. Should probably have gone for a larger rotary for our cow numbers, but the extra cost and the extra requirement for staff didn’t make for the most economical picture. Should make milking much more bearable and still only need the 3 (with extras as and when they can be bothered). We considered all sorts from almost everyone but none really added up speed/cost wise in comparison with the Pearson rotary.
How many cows do you guys need to make a decent living? Why not keep half as many and enjoy the job and life.