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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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Every dairy farmer knows the importance of keeping their milking parlour clean and hygienic to prevent mastitis cases and improve milk quality.

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Is it time to replace our parlour? That’s what Rick and Marleen Adams were wondering two years ago as they struggled to reduce a stubbornly high somatic cell count (SCC).

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No one seems to think much these days about the role the milk filter plays in producing high-quality milk. It’s probably fair to say most farmers don’t think about it at all.

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On most modern dairy operations, you will find an office with a computer. The computer is most likely running 24 hours a day and may be covered with some dust or fly scat.

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Milk yields are maximized when calm cows are milked with a consistent routine from one milking to the next and from one milker to the next.

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Almost 10 years ago, brothers Mark and Paul Berning decided to install an automated calf feeder to assist with one of the tasks at Green Waves Farm in St. Michael, Minnesota.

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