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Milking cows at 12:00 AM???
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Courtland    Posted 05-19-2003 at 12:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why would some one milk cows at 12:00am and then go back to bed at 4:00 am.? why not milk at 4:00 am and start there. ??


tomatolord    Posted 05-21-2003 at 05:22:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I worked on a farm where we went to work at 1 am starting milking at 2 then came back at noon and started to milk at 2 in the afternoon.

That gave us 12 hours in between

we did chores before and after

Now granted the farm was a rich persons "hobby"

We were profitable however.

We were also the number 1 herd in the world for that breed - Ayshires

No 1 for highest production herd. We also had the world record producer for the breed as well.

We had a kid from Canada one time and he said he swore and other farmers did as well, that we were giving the cows drugs to produce that high.

He learned that we did not, we just used good herd management techniques.

Tomatolord


Slo    Posted 05-20-2003 at 19:38:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are they milking 3 times a day?


wonder?    Posted 05-19-2003 at 20:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you saying 12 noon or 12 midnight? There's no 12 am, or pm for that matter.


DeadCarp - oh fooey    Posted 05-19-2003 at 20:45:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh alright - but if they outlaw mornings & evenings, i'm callin my legislator! :)


DeadCarp    Posted 05-19-2003 at 16:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're just drying a few up or relieving pressure it doesn't matter much if you count on the milk check, cows produce best on a very regular, evenly-spaced schedule. My son works at a 3-shift dairy where they handle an average 300 head 3 times a day. They are real fussy about releasing the pens in order. The cows seem to like country music and that's what they get - fastest way to irritate the boss is turn the radio dial :)



Clipper    Posted 05-19-2003 at 15:42:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Field work and maintenance of farm equipment....


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