Straw dust proves to be key to milk cost cutting

Price, Richard
January 2007
Farmers Weekly;1/26/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 4, p28
Trade Publication
The author relates his experiences in dairying with emphasis on the reduction of milk production costs. A Rapid Exit Fullwood parlour was installed in 1997 to boost the number of cows. He bought 230 mattresses made from straw dust. The bedding costs were reduced with the use of dust by-product to absorb moisture on cow beddings. The installation of a yard scrapping system from Midland Slurry Systems in July 2005 has seen various benefits in farm management.


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