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    Default Hey dr how's the new construction going?

    A little birdie told me you've been pouring crete for your new barn.

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    Slow... very very slow. Rain is a bitch... just like the DNR.

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    Rains pretty much daily. Feels like Florida.

    DNR. Damm Near Russia.

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    http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/...ity/538627001/



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    Quote Originally Posted by Baazevedo1 View Post
    http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/...ity/538627001/



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    Yeah. They need to be put down a peg or two.

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    Looks like it's done

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    He must be really desperate for cows, looks like he is putting a beef cow through that robot.

    (He bought that beef cow from me, before anybody gets mad at me)

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    Looking through that facebook post, a couple questions for doc.

    what's the deal with the floor grooving? Is it stamped by hand or by roller? What's the advantage over criss-cross grooving?

    I see you're using brisket boards. Didn't you try the waterbeds without boards at some point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipps View Post
    Looking through that facebook post, a couple questions for doc.

    what's the deal with the floor grooving? Is it stamped by hand or by roller? What's the advantage over criss-cross grooving?

    I see you're using brisket boards. Didn't you try the waterbeds without boards at some point?
    The concrete is rolled like that when wet. I like it better than diamond since it matches cow movement better. We have it in our other barn too.

    We started up the last robot yesterday and are currently milking about 90 head through the new addition (4 robots). Lots more cows to add but we are taking it slow.

    The addition has briskets, the old part does not. It all has waterbeds. Just thought we would try it to see if we like it.

    The addition is for jerseys and crosses only. Construction is still ongoing. The dry cow part is still being built, the curtain needs to be put on as does the bird wire, doors and one baffle. The electrical isn't done yet either. The alley scrapers were finished today.

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    I'm assuming that you went with guided flow again in your new barn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb farmer View Post
    I'm assuming that you went with guided flow again in your new barn?
    Yes. Though, the new part is milk first. so now I'll have both milk and feed first. The dry cow barn is set up to be converted in the future if desired. It is set up for free flow... so.... Some day I might have all three on one farm.

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    That will be nice to see the benefits of the different setups. I myself am free flow. I love in the guided flow that you don't need to feed much grain at all in the robots. That must be a huge savings in grain cost. Let me know what you prefer between the two set ups after you have been in your new barn for a while

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