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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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Fly infestations on U.S. dairy operations cost the industry and individual farmers significantly in lost productivity and feed efficiency and increase the risk of disease.

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It is estimated that in the U.S., environmental heat stress in cows costs the dairy industry more than $1.5 billion annually due to decreased milk production, impaired reproductive performance, increased rates of illness and shortened lifespans. But what effects does heat stress in pregnant cows have on the productivity and health of their female offspring in the future, and how much might this affect dairy producers’ costs?

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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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As a consumer, you demand fresh, wholesome, safe and high-quality milk. As a producer, one way to achieve those goals may be as easy as optimizing your automated milking system’s cleaning performance.

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In the difficult times we are currently facing, expansion opportunities may be on hold or even canceled, but do they need to be? Could automatic milking still be the next step for your facility?

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Labor savings is a primary goal of automatic milking system barn design. Excellent cow comfort and welfare also provide for healthy and productive cows.

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