Once a day milking

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  1. podge 23

    podge 23 Well-Known Member

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    Any 1 on here milking cows once a day ? Like i presume this only suits a certain breed of cow like jersey crosses ..
     
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    Neighbor does it milking a100 and has more time off than me. He was milking 80 twice a day .
     
  3. fiatagri10090dt

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    I'm oad I'd have been going pad from mid December to mid January last few years I'd say 1500gallon cow is best
     
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    Are those cows crossbreed bog man ?
    You do OAD from mid december to mid january fiaragri is it ?
     
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    This first full year doing it
     
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    As I understand it you need to figure on which system you want.
    Theres proper 24hr milking. I.e in the parlour every 24hrs
    Or 18 hr milking where you go 18hrs from one milking to the next.
    AFAIK both systems suit diferent breeds

    Now I don't milk so don't hold me to that! Looked into it once
     
  7. jcb411abuser

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    I think from what I've read that you can get production to the national average around 440kgs solids on OAD milking. But for the first few years you'll be culling pretty heavily.
    High SCC cows will be found out and won't suit. If you have a low SCC herd already though you might get on well even in the first few years and the OAD milking and less stress to maximize yield increases incalf rates so you'll need less replacements more chance to improve the herd quicker.
     
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    A totally left field idea here but how about keeping a fleckvieh, try to get a medium yield round 7500ltrs, milk her once but let the calf run with her? You'll get a smashing calf and should have 3-3500ltrs for the tank......maybe?
     
  9. fiatagri10090dt

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    Once a few cow calve at one time. SCCs jump too 150 too 190000 then drop back under 100.000
     
  10. podge 23

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    And how do you find it fiatagri so far ?
     
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    Going grand . Volume down price up. There isn't as big demand for grass
     
  12. podge 23

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    Are they jersey cross cows you have then any mastitis ??
     
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    No bf an hf . no mastitis
     
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    What is your scc at the moment fat/protein ?
     
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    75000 pr3.62 bf4.65
     
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  16. Erahardly

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    Would it be possible to start off in dairy with oad. Have suckles at the moment with a full time job. Thinking if I could get into the dairy oad could go part time in the job. There is 1.5 to 2 km walk from some fields so was thinking that oad would suit it if it was feasible from the get go.
     
  17. Green Grass

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    You calf cows all ready so thats one hurdle you all ready jump ,it will take an hour to fetch cows to milk on a long walk .Production costs are at least 20 cent + per litre and probably higher with oad .I think holstein type cow are best suited to oad as they will yield better where br fr will get thick fat .Dairying is not as profitable as it is made out to be but still miles ahead of suckers once you do not expect to be a millionaire boot on
     
  18. jf 850

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    Milking myself twice a day .
    Walking cows that distance would sicken anyone . You would be wondering what the hell you were thinking of , getting into cows , before the 1st month was over .Certainly not feasible while also under the pressure of a day job . Others may disagree .
     
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    neighbours has his few beef cattle and sucklers and also has a full time job. he is happy at where he is. he did think about going into cows but didnt make sense as there is quite a bit of up front costs for little return
     
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    I'd nearly be sticking to the full time job if ur happy at it and want to continue do what it doing...I know of a lad who recently got into dairying. Was rearing 100 calves and had an off farm job... He's much happier now and is the wife as he's much more flexible now gets to see the family a lot more as he's not work night and day
     
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    Are there many fields that far away. Could you cut silage off them and then you'd only have to walk them for a part of the year. I'd twice a day milking lads with long walks would usually leave them near the yard at night.
     
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    A dairy herd is a full time job on its own. I can't see you managing both especially during the winter months.
     
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    I've heard of lads peddling the dairy lies but it's just getting farcical now to say someone has a happy wife!!!!!
     
  24. Carrigogunnell

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    Don't be jealous now if a full time lorry driver/mechanic is looking in on a oad milking tread he to must be looking far far away for a happy wife !!!
     
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    :drunk:
     
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