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    JTFF
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    John Maddock
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??


    Bravo!

    All strength & success to the two innovators.

    Does anyone know of a similar system of mobile abatoirs set up on a truck (or 2) which comes to the farm so livestock are spared the terror of a journey to a fixed slaughter site with its attendant terrible smells & noise.

    Should produce better quality meat.

    JV

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    lazy farmer
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    their in our dicuusion group very proud of them and what they have achieved , their doing a tremendous job we were very fortunate to have our group meeting there last month stock looked well and things were falling into place well. more power to them. i am very lucky to be in a group full of ideas, innovation and ambition. all dairy farmers should be in discussion groups its amazing what you learn

    lazy

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    hedgerat
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    Thats the way to do it.

    Tell your buyer how you intend to supply him at a competative rate.
    If he don't like it he can go and buy dearer else where.

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    BewareoftheBull
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    Quote Originally Posted by lazy farmer View Post
    all dairy farmers should be in discussion groups its amazing what you learn

    lazy
    +1

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    multi power
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    i milked for a while in a portable parlour, it was better than the new parlour that was being installed

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    heiniger
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    fantastic! how do they chill the milk and get enough water to wash etc? plumb it into a pipe in each field I guess? or maybe tanks

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    lazy farmer
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    yeap they have some very very big water pipe !!

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    farmer palmer
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    Is that the farm that is on a 5 year fbt?

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    Barleycorn
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    Arthur Hosier was the pioneer of the milking bail, on the Wiltshire Downs near Marlborough. He and Street were popular local farmers, and friends of my father.

    Another near neighbour, Mr Seligman had half a dozen bails, but his were fixed. Those old boys could teach us all a lesson in getting cheap milk.

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    multi power
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    Re: Dairy system of the future??

    i belive the problem is that its just too easy to keep cows in n feed silage, 50 or 60 years ago therewould have not been that option

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    Sam_TM
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    Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Instead of mooching off to a bricks and mortar milking parlour, the parlour comes to them - on a flatbed trailer.
    http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/...ilking-parlour



    Is the weather really that much milder down that part of the country?
    An adaptation might be to have tracked wheels!

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    farmer on a bike
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Post already up about this called " dairy system of the future?", put up yesterday.






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    Forage Trader
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    You can't call it a dairy system of the future what about Somerset milking bails 40 years old

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    iron150
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Why cant you call them dairy system of the future?they are not saying that they have not been done before

    QUOTE=Forage Trader;921339]You can't call it a dairy system of the future what about Somerset milking bails 40 years old[/QUOTE]

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    Forage Trader
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Ok, what goes around comes around, funy thing was I was lying in bed thinking last night that if I wanted a cheap way into dairying would the old ways still be except able today, like self feed silage and milking bails, looks like my thoughts have been answered that all this envestement it dairy palaces ain't compulsory

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    BSH
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Well done these guys for thinking outside the box!

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    ladycrofter
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Err . . . just the thing in the pouring rain.

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    Crofter wifey
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Quote Originally Posted by ladycrofter View Post
    Err . . . just the thing in the pouring rain.
    just what i was thinking

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    welshdairyfarmer
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    notice their cows are only milked once a day.

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    Forage Trader
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    They could not stand to do it twice

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    iron150
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Yes isnt that great!! Wish i had enough land to have a oad herd!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by welshdairyfarmer View Post
    notice their cows are only milked once a day.

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    welshdairyfarmer
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Quote Originally Posted by iron150 View Post
    Yes isnt that great!! Wish i had enough land to have a oad herd!!!
    yes, it would certainly improve quality of life.

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    Forage Trader
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Rex Paterson also

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    Mayo
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Quote Originally Posted by welshdairyfarmer View Post
    yes, it would certainly improve quality of life.
    Maybe not the quality of the custard being sucked out, though?

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    Brinboy
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    I learnt to milk in a bail on the Somerset marshes back in 1961. We milked 2x per day into churns and chilled the milk when we got back 'home'. All we needed to upgrade to today would be a mobile tank. A Lister diesel powered the bail. Those were the days (or were they?)

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    multi power
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayo View Post
    Maybe not the quality of the custard being sucked out, though?
    care to explain mayo?

    i always thought cows prouduce milk

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    texas pete
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    I worked with one of those as a student whilst the main parlour was being extended. Not much fun.

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    muck spreader
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Mobile parlours are not uncommon over here in the Alps and Pyrenees and are used when the herds go on the high pastures in the summer months. Actually seen an article on a self-propelled one with four wheel drive

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    cudder
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    Re: Meet the farmers with the mobile milking parlour

    Quote Originally Posted by iron150 View Post
    Yes isnt that great!! Wish i had enough land to have a oad herd!!!
    I think the point is that these chaps didn't have any land until last year. They got off their backsides and got themselves a tenancy. They achieved this by having a very good business plan.

    And the inevitable "bet its cold/wet" etc - as far as I'm aware the original staff team is still intact - even after the delights of the last few weeks.

    These guys are innovators and an inspiration - shame some people can't see this and have to put it down.

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