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HI, just wondering what people thoughts on chopping straw through rota grind for dairy cows? Mainly dry cows. Have also looked at the valmetal agrichopper both are fairly [sign in to see URL] thinking if I bought could maybe try and do a few neighbours as well don't know if there would be much demand for straw grinding in northern ireland.
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We have an Agrichopper. We use it to cut dry hay. Would work great for straw as well I imagine. We've had no problems with ours (it was bought used too) and the length would be acceptable for bedding cows/heifers. We're you planning on blowing it directly in the pen or into a pile/wagon/whatever and then dump it into the pen? I only ask because the blower does reach fairly far; however we blow the hay into a wagon that sits up in the barn and drops it through a hole in the floor onto a conveyor and then into a feed trough. We had trouble finding something that cuts to the right length but this works for us!
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We will probably be doing a bit of both into the pen directly for bedding then into a pile for adding to the diet feeder. What length does it chop down too? Does it avoid sorting from other forage?.we are having a few problems with rda after calving hoping a bit more straw into the dry cows might help.
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