wilder11354 wrote:Feed alleys are feed alleys, calfs born and in barn, tied to walls are NOT a piss/*censored* fest. Keep close to mom, so mom milks easier, calfs *censored*/pee mothers milk. Beddind is Dried sawdust absorbs more water/pee/ *censored* than you believe, after 3 weeks they go to pens, calves in pens move to heifer barn. iMilks tested every pickup... no problems. So whats your problem? Machines did what you wouldn't do, and put your DAIRY farm out of business, to costly? Uep, everyone has a way of doing... some cost wise effective, others... you got to do this to be produce safe milk. Test at pick up tells the sanitary story, not how you use keep calfs, to heifers, to freshened, to grave lifes sanitary. Yes more labor involved cleaning barn... but production is good, and what you think is S/P in feeder lane isn't. Cows maybe DUMB, but none will eat. *censored* or Pee! So windyhill... go back to your great NON farming hill! Oh its 80 milkers, everyday, plus 80 heifers in heifer barn, about half bred, and about 10 4 month old calves in pens, ones tied to walls are about 2 days to 2 weeks old.
FACT: I already knew more about dairy farming by the time i was 16 than you will ever learn about it,especially with your pissy mindset.
I never said that the piss & shyt was going into the milk,......
I said that i don't know of a milk company that would allow calves to be tied in the feed alley like shown in the pics.,none in this area would... at least they would not have allowed that 15-20 yrs ago..... but that is here in the non-dairy state of Pa.
Yes,i am totally aware that milk is tested EVERY pickup,you have forgotten that i have lived on a dairy farm for most of my life.
I did not own a dairy farm,therefore MY dairy did not go out of business.
Maybe you should reread that my father was killed in a farm accident,that is why my family got away from the dairy farm.
When i worked for the farm that milked 225 cows,we had automatic milkers in the parlor,something you still need to learn about,& that was back in 1975