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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 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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Milk quality matters beyond quality premiums. It can help secure your milk market and bring more money back to your dairy by reducing mastitis treatment costs and labour, along with milk withholding times.

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Advanced milking technology provides more data points than many dairies are able to use in their day-to-day routines and management decisions.

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A clean, fresh water supply is one of the most important things you can provide for your herd. And even though it may be a very low-cost input item, it should be viewed as one of the most critical. There are several components to consider when reviewing your water supply, but here are some of the most important to watch:

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