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Eklund, Anders (2004) Mjölkproduktion. Other thesis, SLU.

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The objective of this thesis was to get more knowledge about how to design a dairy farm reducing the working hours and the work tasks whit high work load. I will try to reduce the working hours and the tasks whit high work load on my own farm witch I am about inherit. Today, the old stanchion barn has room for about 60 cows and 74 young cattle and need two men to run it every day. The total acre is 188 hectare, 100 hectare forest, 65 hectare farmlands and 23 hectare natural pasture. I have studied two solutions. In the first solution, I will use my old barn for young cattle and build a new barn for the cows. In the second solution, I will tear down the old barn and build a completely new one containing all livestock. In both solutions there will be 80 cows and 110 young cattle. Both solutions are isolated buildings. The daily work needs to be done in 6 hours and the solutions must be possible to finance. All livestock is in loose house system. The cows and the pregnant heifers are kept in cubicles and manure alleys whit scrapers. The younger cattle are kept in pens whit slatted floor and the calves are kept in large pen whit deep litter and automatic calf feeder. The feeding is solved with feed wagons on rail and automatic concentrate feeders. The milking parlour is of the type "tandem" and the manure is handled as slurry. In booth solutions, the working hours and the work tasks whit high work load are minimized. The cost for the first solution comes down to 46,137 SEK per cow and for the second solution 75,062 SEK. The cost does not include excavation around the building, electrical installations and own work contribution. The coast are without discount.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: tidsbesparing, mjölkproduktion, generationsskifte
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Users 85 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:32
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/318

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