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fbaxter 246766 301 Front of our steading either
Front of our steading
This photo is of the front of our steading. The first shed
is the Dairy then the grain shed, straw shed, multi purpose
shed, Feed shed and then Two cattle courts, the two calf
units are just visible in the left
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This is the main cow shed which runs along the back of the
sheds in the first photo. It holds about 350 cows all in
cubicles with water mats to sleep on.
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this is the newest shed it is a straw bedded court for
approx 70 dairy cows
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Big dairy,are you milking 2 or 3 times?
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nice ;-)

do you have more pictures?
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This is the slurry storage towers. Each tower holds half a
million gallons of slurry. The slurry spreader is in front
of the towers it holds 3000 gallons
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Jdeere We milk twice aday at this dairy and thrice at our
other smaller dairy.

Jonas Yeah have a few more is there anything in particular
you want to see.

This is inside the dairy it is a westfalia 36 point rotary
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The parlour full of cows. With this parlour two dairymen can
milk approx 160 cows an hour one man milking and the other
chases the cows out the shed and cleans and beds the
cubicles
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This is the collecting pen at the rear of the parlour You
can just see the automatic backing gate in the middle of the
two groups. The cows at the top of the picture have been
milked and are waiting to leave the shed.
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The last one for now I have plenty more if anyone wants to
see something in particular just ask. This is the silage
pits the largest one is 24 x 45 metres the middle one is 16
x 45 and the left one is 21 x 45
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hey,
can you give a smart discription of your farm?
(acres, milk cows, meat cows?,...)

we going in juli (6 month of the year) on stage in britain
(or france)

thanks
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In total we milk 650 cows, 450 of these through the parlour
in these photos. We keep every calf that is born so we have
approx 500 fattening animals for meat and 500 young hiefers
that will come into the dairy herd or be sold to other
dairies. We have 1450 acres in total 800 is crops 500, grass
for silage and 150 rough grazing.
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hey,

thanks!

you've got a verry (big) nice farm!
here in belguim there are only "little" farms with 35-60
milk cows,

jonas
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We are one of the biggest in our area. We hope to get to
1000 cows in the next 6 years. Alot of the smaller farms
over here are giving up aswell.
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There are also farms with 250 - 350 (and more) milk cows in
Belgium, but you don't see them that much .;-)
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