Does anyone do that were all there cows freashen in one time of the year? The biggest problem i see with this is trying to get all the cows bred back on time. Any other problems you know of?
It's fine provided you don't mind seeing a really good milker go for slaughter because she hasn't got back in calf in time. I tried autumn calving to get a better milk price, but when I counted in the money I lost on replacement cows the results were not so great. IN the UK dairies will now pay more for a level supply - people drink milk and eat cheese the year round! A break from milking would be good, and provide a chance for some remedial and improvement work in the parlour, but I'm still not convinced. www.farmideas.co.uk has some useful articles for dairy farmers.