Share and share alike

Ashcroft, Geoff
September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/8/2006 Supplement, Vol. 145, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the cost effectiveness of machinery sharing practice of the 3C & ME dairy farming co-operative in Wiltshire, England. The co-operative was formed to reduce cow feeding costs. The operator of the mixer wagon is given daily instructions on how each feed is constructed due to the varied ration to formulate at the farms. The co-operative charges its members 35 pounds per minute which includes spares, repairs, fuel, operator and travelling time.


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