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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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With their balance of simplicity, flexibility, performance and value – today’s modern front-mount mowers are an advantage any serious farmer should consider.

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The changing landscape of manure management is a change in mindset from manure being animal waste to a high-value contributor to the bottom line of the farm. The days of treating manure like it was a waste product are gone.

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In the middle of hay season, you might find yourself thinking about what you can do to make the job easier and do it in less time.

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Comparing sales data of two-wheel-drive farm tractors sold in April 2020 to the data of those sold in April 2021 shows a 71.3% growth in sales was observed. Most of this growth came from the sale of under-40-horsepower tractors, which grew 78.3% over the same period. 

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Looking to the future, the possibility of fully autonomous farming equipment seems to be fast approaching. However, there are a few factors that contribute to the implementation and availability of this kind of technology, such as the likelihood of farmer adoption and infrastructure barriers.

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The planning, building and startup of a new (or retrofit, rebuild or extension) milking parlour is a uniquely exciting, challenging and stressful event. Financial deadlines are real. Construction fatigue is real.

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