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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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Forage quality is critical to a producer’s operation. The quality of forage – good or bad – will affect an operation’s bottom line.

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Steven Weaver of Meadowley Farm in Morrisville, New York, milks his seasonal herd of 65 cows in his handmade retrofitted parlor. With two people milking, the cows are all back out onto pasture in one hour. But it wasn’t always that way.

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Compact tractors are do-it-all workhorses on the farm. They load material, grade roads, prepare the soil for planting, help in the barn and more.

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Automated technologies – from calf feeding and feedbunk management to milking procedures and herd management – can create efficiency and consistency on your farm.

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When it comes to milking cows properly, three terms are commonly used: gentle, quick and complete.

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Note: This information applies specifically to the New Holland BR Series balers.

Actuator stalling can occur when inserting the duckbill or on retraction of the duckbill.

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