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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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Building a new dairy barn is no small feat. It takes careful consideration and planning, and it is often necessary to explore multiple options to determine what will fulfill farm needs the best.

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It is assumed that the lactating group is the most important stage of production for optimal herd performance and profitability. On the contrary, dry cows and transition cows should be, in fact, the focal point of the dairy operation.

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Removing sprockets and pulleys can be a difficult task whether they are on a straight-cut shaft or a tapered shaft. But while removing any sprocket or pulley, wear safety glasses and use appropriate safety items when working with these types of parts.

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In an article last year, September 2019 issue of Progressive Dairy, we discussed the history of milk filters and their importance in the milking process. Although considered just a necessary commodity by some, the milk filter is actually a tool that can help improve the overall performance of your milking operation.

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Lely opened its North American manufacturing facility in Pella, Iowa, in 2012. It is one of three manufacturing facilities in the world. It produces weigh floors, cow brushes and central units, in addition to assembling automated milking systems.

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An automatic milking system (AMS) or robot is an advanced and well-working technology for milking cows and takes the labour away from the actual milking process.

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