"So many options, we just went through a major expansion. Built a new parlor, freestall barn, upgraded our manure system to a flush system. we are on a larger scale, milking about 700 cows. There are so many…"
"ive never seen recapped tractor tires. I have had some skidloader tires recapped. It is cheaper than new ones, but you get what you pay for. They don't wear very good. I agree with Tim Look into some used tires."
"We had an apache dealer down the road but never really looked into them much as it is too much for my operation. Talking to the salesman, they are probably the lightest sprayer out there. I think they are the best bang for the buck. Keep us updated…"
"My father-in-law just traded our 7650 spra coupe for a 2008 Apache 90ft boom....the boom is built a lot heavier than a spra coupe is our main reason for switching, and this unit has a Trimble system already in it and we went that route for the…"
"I looked into a Apache last summer. I like what I saw of them, I think they offer the best vision of all the sprayers out there and are light enough to get out and spray when other sprayers cant. I was looking at the mid range sprayer, I think…"
Looking for info on Todays dairy equipment. would like to know if anyone has updated thier facility with new equipment or possibly built a new facility. whats the best equipment company to use. Whats the best herd managment software. What features would you recomend in a new facility. What would you do different.
Corn silage harvest in Virginia has begun and the crop looks good as long as the fields were fertilized properly. We are having an above average rainfall year as opposed to the past three years. Two years ago, we were over 20 inches below normal.
Congratulations on having the resources to finally build! Are you going to install all 46 units right away or add them over time? A lot of guys save money by starting out with fewer units, making say a double 16, and adding the rest in the left over space in the parlor as cow number grow. About equipment brands, consider that surge makes many of their parlor components right here in west central wisconsin. Much delaval stuff comes from sweden. I would still put the highest priority on finding the best dealer. I also like using chains on the take offs, ropes can break in 24 hr a day milking. Good luck!
Hello Brad, No I have not had the chance to meet you but I do know several of your uncles, Charlie, David, Steve and ---. Janet and I enjoyed your pictures. Keep posting them. We had a good six inches of snow last night, very pretty but makes one look forward to spring. Carl Baumann