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Cubicle Lime

  • 18-11-2014 10:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ C4d78


    What are most lads using on cubicles. Hydrated lime here does a good job on keeping beds dry but it seems to be a lot more severe on the cows teats even when putting out the recommended amount.
    Have people tried the blends eg 20% hydrated and 80% cubicle lime.
    Are they effective?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,925 ✭✭✭ orm0nd


    using Sanitise for last couple years .. very pleased


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,653 ✭✭✭ lefthooker


    Never used anything other than White Rhino and haven't had any teat troubles. Been thinking about trying Agrical this winter,how are people getting on with this product?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    Copious amounts of White Rhino. Non iodine teat spray


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,282 Deepsouthwest


    Copious amounts of White Rhino. Non iodine teat spray

    Wow frazzled, that is clean. You must use a toothbrush?!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,183 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    how often do ye put the lime out? I use actisan twice a week and sawdust


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  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭ C4d78


    whelan2 wrote: »
    how often do ye put the lime out? I use actisan twice a week and sawdust

    At least once a day. Maybe after calving. Twice if cubicles look dirty


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭ visatorro


    don't use lime at all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭ Night Nav


    Using Sanitise from my local Agritech supplier and delighted with it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    whelan2 wrote: »
    how often do ye put the lime out? I use actisan twice a week and sawdust

    OAD scrape bed TAD


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,551 ✭✭✭ keep going


    Do ye lime all through winter, I start after christmas


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    Copious amounts of White Rhino. Non iodine teat spray

    Do you have a cubicle brush for a tractor?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,433 Milked out


    Use agrical here, scrape and lime morning and evening as have more cows than cubicles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,313 Sam Kade


    Copious amounts of White Rhino. Non iodine teat spray
    How does it work on outdoor cubicles wouldn't it stick to the cows when wet?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    Dawggone wrote: »
    Do you have a cubicle brush for a tractor?

    No. Hand scraper and brush


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,282 Deepsouthwest


    whelan2 wrote: »
    how often do ye put the lime out? I use actisan twice a week and sawdust

    Milking OAD at the moment, so scraping and liming OAD as well, will go back to twice when cows start to calve in the spring. No liming when cows are dry, only the pre calving cubicles when they're starting to bag up again.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    No. Hand scraper and brush

    PITA.
    I've a brush that's made locally that can clean all the cubicle if needed, but we only clean about 4 feet. A tiny tractor could use it. Some job and cheap.
    Cleans about 30 cubicles per minute.

    In fairness you seem to be as ocd as myself!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    Dawggone wrote: »
    PITA.
    I've a brush that's made locally that can clean all the cubicle if needed, but we only clean about 4 feet. A tiny tractor could use it. Some job and cheap.
    Cleans about 30 cubicles per minute.

    In fairness you seem to be as ocd as myself!
    Is it hydraulic driven? I could yoke on small scraper tractor.

    If you're referring to how clean the cubicles are I need to fess up that pic was taken on the 6-7 day from brand new. OCD wouldn't be that big with me but I like cubicles clean


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    Sam Kade wrote: »
    How does it work on outdoor cubicles wouldn't it stick to the cows when wet?

    Doesn't stick, well that you'd notice. Really dries out bed. Not much rain anyway.

    TBC 7
    Scc 153


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    Is it hydraulic driven? I could yoke on small scraper tractor.

    If you're referring to how clean the cubicles are I need to fess up that pic was taken on the 6-7 day from brand new. OCD wouldn't be that big with me but I like cubicles clean

    I have to be a bit anal about cleanliness as can be housed in extreme heat.

    Yes hydraulically driven. I would post a photo only I can't figure out how.
    Some machine though and only about €1700 new.
    I absolutely wouldn't be without one. Often wondered why something like that not found in Ireland.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭ frazzledhome


    Dawggone wrote: »
    I have to be a bit anal about cleanliness as can be housed in extreme heat.

    Yes hydraulically driven. I would post a photo only I can't figure out how.
    Some machine though and only about €1700 new.
    I absolutely wouldn't be without one. Often wondered why something like that not found in Ireland.

    To post pic, go to shed and start post click attach on boards and it'll ask if you if its an existing pic or do you want to take pic. Take pic with phone and post


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,493 Greengrass1


    Frazz splash the cash and buy one of those Bob mans that are on done deal. Will brush the bed and put out the lime.
    The young lads could drive it seeing as there banned from sitting in the tractor :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    To post pic, go to shed and start post click attach on boards and it'll ask if you if its an existing pic or do you want to take pic. Take pic with phone and post

    Sorry total technophobe! It's beyond me.
    Google Rabaud balayeuse logette.


  • Registered Users Posts: 472 ✭✭ Cow Porter


    Dawggone wrote: »
    Sorry total technophobe! It's beyond me.
    Google Rabaud balayeuse logette.

    looks good :cool: what are you bedding with??



    balayeuse_logette_rabaud_detouree.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    Cow Porter wrote: »
    looks good :cool: what are you bedding with??



    balayeuse_logette_rabaud_detouree.jpg

    Chopped straw. Plenty straw here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,493 Greengrass1


    Dawggone wrote: »
    Chopped straw. Plenty straw here.

    How often would you clean? Would he have much slurry off it or would be nearly be like a pile of dung?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,493 Greengrass1




  • Registered Users Posts: 27,183 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    wonder how much they are or would it be quicker to just use a yard brush and a wheelbarrow and shovel? Can think of alot of other things i would buy before buying one of those


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    How often would you clean? Would he have much slurry off it or would be nearly be like a pile of dung?

    Clean once per day.
    It's slurry really as the straw is chopped to about 2 inches so mostly stays on cubicles.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,506 Dawggone


    whelan2 wrote: »
    wonder how much they are or would it be quicker to just use a yard brush and a wheelbarrow and shovel? Can think of alot of other things i would buy before buying one of those

    The French version is a gift.
    If I had free labour I'd still have it.
    We are getting well into the 21st century!:)


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