Managing a any farm is a challenge at times, keeping the feed up to the cows on a pasture based dairy can be a huge challenge. We don’t have the feed our cows are going to eat next week, it’s still growing. It’s a bit like running a factory on “just in time logistics”, except if something goes wrong we can’t just shut down, we have to keep our cows well fed.
Due to the unusually wet season we have experienced we have been relying on a bit of crushed grain to supplement the pasture and keep our cows well fed. One load of grain with too much trash (hulls and straw) in it brought our roller mill to a stand still last week.
Two visits by a crane and some engineering work the roller mill is crushing grain again today.