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Barns & Equipment

Whether using a tiestall, freestall, dry lot or pasture, here are some tips for cow comfort and maintaining farm facilities and equipment.

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I don’t believe there is any place colder than a large metal building on a cold, windy day. If they are oriented incorrectly to form a wind tunnel … oh my goodness, they are frigid. As we get older, our ability to keep warm diminishes, so keeping the farm shop warm on these chilly days helps us to not only be warm but also work more safely.

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One of the finer points of engineering machinery is to build it so parts that will need to be replaced down the line are accessible. All too often, metal must be cut to remove and replace failed parts.

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Q. How has auto-guidance changed modern hay production?

A. In years past, some producers thought of auto-guidance simply as taking the operator out of the equation. Today, many understand that these systems provide real tangible benefits.

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Ensure your wheel loader is properly maintained and prepared for winter conditions. Follow these five tips to help you get the most out of your wheel loader this winter.

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It is that time of year again when we start to think about catching up on maintenance.

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From low temperatures to fluctuating above and below freezing, and from high humidity to condensation, winter can present a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing a barn. However, there are a few simple principles dairy producers can follow to keep air fresh and cows healthy during the coldest season of the year.

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