A herd of 120 Holstein Friesian cows – soon to rise to 180 – is at the very heart of the Draynes Milk business, located on the outskirts of Lisburn in County Antrim. As part of a major investment programme at the farm, the Drayne family has recently overseen the building of a new cubicle shed and the installation of two Lely robots. The decision was taken to go with a solid floor in the new shed, which left Martin with the challenge of working out how best to transfer the slurry to an outside separator and above ground slurry tank.
“We opted for a scraping system and the installation of a Moore Concrete Slurry Channel along three sides of the house,” Martin confirmed.
“The new shed and robots were commissioned a number of months ago and the good news is that everything is working perfectly,”
“Our spigot/socket system produces a tight joint, which can be sealed with a polyurethane sealant. The extremely smooth finish allows the free flow of slurry to the holding tank.”