It takes some horse power to run the thing.
If the silage starts to get dry, that is were it pays off. The cows digests better with dry corn if it is already cracked.
Wehave run one for years.
"I think that even getting 2 dollars more per hundred weight is helping to pay our exsiting bills but we have months of bills to make up for. I don't know if you have heard of the milk protein concentrate debate, but mpc are used in many of our…"
"Thanks it istough work, but we are constantly learning new ways to take the best care possible of our animals, but also how to be more profitable in everything we do. And thanks for the website link. We milk our hundred cows in a tiestall/stantion…"
no doubt but what dairy farmers are a different breed! I've never milked in a tie-stall stanchion barn, but I have milked in several other types. mostly herringbones, but I milked in a twin-double-two tandem for a while. That was very tedious, as we were milking about 120 head with 2 people running the milkers and we weighed and recorded each cow's production twice per day. I sure don't miss that!
I have milked some before, but I was not reared on a dairy. I helped out at my friend's some on the weekends so we could get out and about quicker. I also helped out a little bit on the UK experiment station when I had friends that worked there. the profession of a dairyman is not for the weak of heart!