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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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At the parlor and in terms of milk production, the liner is where things begin. Starting with the sticker price to determine which liner to buy is just the beginning, too.

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As a farmer, you know your dairy operation like the back of your hand. But do you know the best safety practices for your compact track loader or skid-steer loader?

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Well might 2020 be called the asterisk year. From now on, any five-year average or historical data could well put an asterisk beside 2020 to explain the anomaly of a pandemic. What did it affect? Well, what didn’t it affect? It’ll be the year that screwed the curve.

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This is the second of three articles in the series "Flipping your freestalls." Read the first, “Flipping your freestalls: What to watch for, how to measure.”

Tip 1: Improve the stall surface

When cows are not provided with a comfortable place to rest, they will not use or occupy the stalls well. Hock injuries are commonly observed in situations where cows are forced to lie on a hard surface or when insufficient bedding is provided.

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Time. We say we never have enough of it, but the reality is: It is the only truly fair thing on earth.

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