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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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Milk quality is a part of every dairy’s profitability equation. Regardless of herd size, type or location, the milk cheque can be affected by several factors.

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With all the things going on around your dairy, have you ever thought about whether cows actually like being milked? How would you know if they were happy or unhappy with the milking process?

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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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