Tom Murphy decided to set up a dairy farm at home after spending a year in Cumbria, UK doing just that.
He knew that the family beef and sheep couldn’t support both himself and his parents. Armed with his newly gained knowledge of dairy farming, he took the opportunity to convert the home farm. This is his first-year milking at home.
After examining all his options, Dairymaster was the standout choice for Tom who said: “I think they’re a nicer finish of a parlour."
Tom explains that it’s a fourteen-unit parlour, but he points out that there is space to make it a thirty-unit parlour in the future.
“This year we’re milking 98 cows; we run on a budget and I chose to put a lot of it into the infrastructure and want to be set-up for 10-15 years,” said the young farmer.
Tom loves the bright parlour and stated that the cow’s cell-count is down to approximately 80. He also states that the outflow is “brilliant” and “they’re milking out quick.”
The batch-feeders play a major role in getting the cows into the parlour quickly and the lightweight-clusters make the application easy.
The time frame is something that the new dairy farmer appreciates as he starts milking the 98 cows at 7 am and his day is finished at 5:30/6pm, freeing up his evenings.
Tom’s advice to other new entrants is to pick up the phone and ask questions.
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Video source: Dairymaster \ Youtube