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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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On-farm milk cooling has come a long way in the past few decades. From the early days of spring water passing through a stack of 10-gallon milk cans, getting milk cold as quickly as possible once it leaves the cow has always been a priority on the farm.

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Forage quality is a top priority when it comes to feeding cattle. Whether you are putting your efforts toward higher milk production, a better rate of gain or selling quality hay, you are looking to reduce dirt and ash incorporation into feed and maintain as much nutritional value as possible.

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When it comes to the adoption of automated milking systems there is still more to be learned.

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Note: This information applies specifically to the New Holland BR Series balers.

Most net issues are mechanical in nature. The two most common causes are dull knives and insufficient brake tension against the roll of net.

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Spring tillage offers a number of benefits to help get the planting season off to a successful start. Given the narrow planting window, proper preparation and maintenance of your tillage equipment is essential to making sure it is field ready and will function correctly.

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The last thing a dairy producer wants is a barn full of birds that steal expensive feed, damage facilities and spread disease. That is why including bird deterrents in the barn design phase is critical to keeping costly pests out of the dairy cows’ environment.

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