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FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT

Whether using a tie stall, freestall, dry lot or pasture, here are some tips for cow comfort and maintaining farm facilities and equipment.

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One of the items we easily overlook when it comes to equipment maintenance is the stock trailer we use periodically throughout the year – and which otherwise sit parked out of the way, silently waiting for the next time we need them.

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Most of us are required to hold regular documented safety meetings. The idea is that when safety matters are discussed and there exists a functioning safety committee, property damage and injury accidents will go away.

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Animal measuring is one of the most important tasks in farm management. If you are a farmer, you should appreciate the importance of staying up-to-date with all facts about individual animals.

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Whenever I am around a group of high school-aged boys, eventually the subject of pickup trucks seems to arise. Which one is best? Whose is the stoutest? Which one do I prefer?

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Freestall barns are constructed to provide cows with shelter from winter winds and summer solar radiation. But beyond that, for cows to meet their genetic production potentials and for farms to maximize profitability, cow comfort is of utmost importance.

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The farm equipment industry offers a wide variety of three-point- mounted and trailed types of granular fertilizer spreaders. Most brands of spreaders feature single or double spreading discs to deliver the product onto the field.

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