What dairy foot trimming crush

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Sw Scotland
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Everyone with this crush still happy? Might buy one. A manual one is half as expensive but this isn’t that wild money compared with hydraulic,
I’ve 400 cows just want to be able to lift lame cows straight away and hopefully keep up with routine trims.
 
View attachment 838580Everyone with this crush still happy? Might buy one. A manual one is half as expensive but this isn’t that wild money compared with hydraulic,
I’ve 400 cows just want to be able to lift lame cows straight away and hopefully keep up with routine trims.

Very pleased. I can't really see why any farm would need anything more than this.

I'm less pleased about the amount I'm having to use it at the moment due to endless lame cows.
 
Very pleased. I can't really see why any farm would need anything more than this.

I'm less pleased about the amount I'm having to use it at the moment due to endless lame cows.
Have had to block 4 cows here for WL I was disappointed with this and I suppose I still am but am hearing a lot of stories of track failures lame cows .cows stooping on tracks which always used to stress the hell out of everybody here and dirty cows in the parlour.
So I suppose it’s all relative.
 
Very pleased. I can't really see why any farm would need anything more than this.

I'm less pleased about the amount I'm having to use it at the moment due to endless lame cows.

We have an electric on 300 cows and a hydraulic on 700, do about 70 routine trims coming up to drying off for the larger herd and it really makes a difference having the hydraulic one, it really is worth the extra money once you’ve used one
 

Dead Rabbits

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Location
'Merica
Yeah starting to wonder where the £300 each is would of been better going to a local farmer and learning. But hey ho

I’d still like to go through a course. Largely self taught by watching YouTube. Had a professional in to catch us up and learned a lot just by watching and asking questions. The difference between right and wrong is only a few mm. Still have a lot to learn.

I ask who is teaching the course because the trimmer we used has been on several courses in the UK.

What I would really like is if someone else on the farm took an interest. Zero interest so far.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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