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herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 12:49
door Grassman
Delaval herd Navigator in the milking stall, is it worth the money? do the samplers give much trouble?

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 12:51
door lienhoeve
Luister grasvriend, dit is een NL forum :wink:

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 14:24
door Flyinghollander
Is niet zo moeilijk een Engels antwoord.


I think it's very expensive, depends how good you find the problems self.

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 18:45
door Niels
Flyinghollander schreef:Is niet zo moeilijk een Engels antwoord.


I think it's very expensive, depends how good you find the problems self.


Een goede engelse zin neertypen kan toch nog best lastig zijn. :wink:

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BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 19:11
door walmark

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BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 19:32
door lienhoeve
Niels schreef:
Flyinghollander schreef:Is niet zo moeilijk een Engels antwoord.


I think it's very expensive, depends how good you find the problems self.


Een goede engelse zin neertypen kan toch nog best lastig zijn. :wink:


Better too expensive than not for sale :lol:

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 18, 2016 21:23
door Flyinghollander
Niels schreef:
Flyinghollander schreef:Is niet zo moeilijk een Engels antwoord.


I think it's very expensive, depends how good you find the problems self.


Een goede engelse zin neertypen kan toch nog best lastig zijn. :wink:



Wist niet,dat we op school zaten :idea:

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: wo okt 19, 2016 10:43
door john jakobs

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BerichtGeplaatst: wo okt 19, 2016 12:44
door Grassman
Sorry Guys I am from Northern Ireland and my dutch is very poor.

I can read all of your posts using google translate , if I can write in dutch by using an app or something I will try, any suggestions?

I have been to Holland 3 times and like your farming methods. You, the Dutch are very much ahead of Ireland and the UK in terms of technology so hence why I write a few posts here from time to time to pick your brains.

Regards Grassman

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BerichtGeplaatst: wo okt 19, 2016 21:39
door auke
Grassman schreef: if I can write in dutch by using an app or something I will try, any suggestions?


Regards Grassman


just write in english . Or use google translate from english-> dutch

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BerichtGeplaatst: ma okt 24, 2016 08:37
door Richt
auke schreef:
Grassman schreef: if I can write in dutch by using an app or something I will try, any suggestions?


Regards Grassman


just write in english . Or use google translate from english-> dutch


I guess for most people its easier to understand english than some poor translated by google Dutch :lol:

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: ma okt 24, 2016 09:27
door opelmanta
Grassman schreef:Sorry Guys I am from Northern Ireland and my dutch is very poor.

I can read all of your posts using google translate , if I can write in dutch by using an app or something I will try, any suggestions?

I have been to Holland 3 times and like your farming methods. You, the Dutch are very much ahead of Ireland and the UK in terms of technology so hence why I write a few posts here from time to time to pick your brains.

Regards Grassman

I have tried google translate. Dear sir, what kind of Grassman are you? Are you interested in meadows or are you into marijuana?

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 25, 2016 12:53
door Grassman
haha im just into the grass that feeds the cow, its mostly grass around here and some wholecrop cereals, not much maize being fed to cows

Re: herd navigator

BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 25, 2016 16:05
door Robert
Could you tell us a bit more about your farm, herd, milkprice and plans?

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BerichtGeplaatst: di okt 25, 2016 19:01
door Grassman
Ok

I farm approximately 100 ha of mostly good free draining soil. We milk 200 cows Holstein x montbeliarde. Average production is 8500litres per cow. Mostly Autumn/winter calving when the cows are housed full time. The aim is to maximize milk produced during the winter when cows are in peak production and then get them back in calf again before cows go back to grass in the spring night and day for approximilty 6-7 months of the summer. We grow some cereal crops which we cut as whole crop and ensile in a clamp along with 3 cuts of grass for winter feeding. Northern Ireland is part of the U.K. and most farms here are high milk production and not like the Republic of Ireland which tends to be more Spring calving grass based herds which might only average 4-6000 litres per cow

Current milk price is 20pence / litre which is not good. Price is increasing though and a few months ago we were getting 16p / litre which at that time would have been around 20cent in Euro currency. We have no milk contract so price is variable which makes it hard to plan for the future. Most of our milk is processed into powder with some going into cheese and butter.

Future plans, well we are a family farm and the aim is to stay in milk production. No big plans to expand the herd as land is difficult to get hold of. We do need to modernise some of our facilities though and I'm currently planning out a new milking parlour. I am not a big fan of robots because of the high costs associated with them and the fact we graze cows outside during the summer and the cows have to cross a public road. So I was recently out in Holland to view some milking parlours and I saw some nice setups but you guys get into big big debt!

If anyone has any questions I will try and answer them if I can