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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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Do you remember the last time you banged your head on something? Think of a time when you really gave it a whack.

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We’ve all seen them, and most of us are probably guilty of ignoring them at one point or another. I’m referring to fans so coated in dust and other organic material you wonder how they still spin and, if they are off, you can only imagine the cloud that will be blown into the air when they do eventually start up.

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Water is one of the most important resources on a dairy farm, not only because it is essential for cow consumption, but also because it is heavily used to wash, clean and cool the dairy facility.

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Just as in traditional facilities, cows spend their day in a robotic barn eating, milking and resting. But when these daily behaviours are interrupted or restricted, neither the cows nor the robots perform at their peak.

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The auto wrap system is a mechanical operation, and if you understand how the process works, you can tackle repair jobs easier. Here’s how it functions.

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Looking for ways to add efficiency to the farm? Winter can be a great time to review the ventilation in your barn and make improvements.

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