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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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Operating a loader, or any other type of machine, can be a dangerous activity if certain guidelines are not followed. A good understanding of working environments and machine capabilities is critical to safe operation.

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Rosser Farm Holsteins, named for the nearest village, is a leader in Manitoba’s dairy industry.

Brothers Henry and Tony Holtmann are third-generation dairy farmers in the operation established by their grandfather in 1929.

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How to effectively cool cows is an ongoing conversation. One option gaining interest is evaporative cooling with the use of cooling cells.

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Most equipment used in dairy production – including milking and feeding machines, tractors, skid loaders, tillers, bale choppers and even manure digesters – contains several hydraulic hose and fitting components.

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Tractors are a primary source of work-related injury on farms, however, not all of the injuries happen while the tractor is being used for work.

Nationally, nearly one-third of all farm work fatalities are tractor related. Injuries occur for a variety of reasons and in a number of different ways.

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In a previous article, Nigel Cook discussed the impact of inadequate rest on cows and stall surfaces. Click here to read the first part. This article will review some specifics in freestall design.

In this article, I will attempt to summarize the aspects of freestall design that are failing the cow and justify the solutions we have found and the current trends emerging in the dairy industry of the Upper Midwest. The challenge presented is to find the balance between excellent cow comfort and manageable cow cleanliness.

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