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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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Many recent forward-looking articles have shared the central themes that uncertain availability and rising costs are expected to drive 2022 input costs near or above historic levels.

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This spring, I had the opportunity to serve as a juror for a civil trial in federal court. (I can hear your groans from here. Believe me, I was very interested in how I might be dismissed prior to the trial.) As it turned out, I am glad I was selected to serve.

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Frankly, I don’t hear it as much as I used to, perhaps since in my advancing years I feel freer to “enlighten” folks, but “cleaner doesn’t make it run better” is a statement that set my dad’s teeth on edge.

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Here are some general guidelines for how to handle water in the colder months.

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“That works well for them but not for me,” is a saying common in the ag and dairy industries. With different farm goals and available resources, many farmers find themselves doing things similar to their fellow producers, but with slight variations.

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As harvest winds down and winter sets in, now is the ideal time to inspect your equipment and identify any parts requiring repair or replacement. Proactive maintenance on your equipment will end up saving you time, money and a headache during the next harvest.

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