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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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You’re dreaming of a sunny day when the hay is just right, not too wet and not too dry. You are baling the perfect windrow on the perfect sunny day.

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Steel-frame, fabric-covered buildings used for commodity and equipment storage have been common in the agricultural industry for decades.

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A lot of attention is paid to new technologies used to seed row crops like corn and soybeans. However, the accuracy of mechanical grain drills gets much less focus.

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Ten minutes a day will keep robot issues away. Proper daily maintenance routines are vital for robot owners who don’t want the robot calling in the middle of the night. Here is a list of items to check when you enter the robot room.

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The definition of efficiency is “the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time or energy.” Upgrading milking equipment – whether adding a new element to an existing system or an entirely new parlor – is one way to make efficiency gains. This article looks specifically at methods used by three farms to milk more cows in a day. 

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As spring approaches, you are sitting at your office desk thinking about the next hay season and what you can do to make the job easier and do it in less time.

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