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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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Over his lifetime of farming the fertile soils of southeastern Wisconsin, Mike Walter has noticed a trend: wetter weather. However, he’s found a way to outsmart Mother Nature.

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It was early in the evening on Thursday, Sept. 20. Members of the Meyer family were catching up on various tasks. They had put in a long day on Wednesday, harvesting, packing and covering their corn silage crop ahead of rain in the forecast.

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Having the peace of mind that your dairy facility is properly designed and engineered should be a priority to anyone in the industry. After the April 2018 snowstorm the Midwest endured, engineering of dairy housing structures has been a hot topic. If Mother Nature decides to bring another storm like the historic Blizzard Evelyn, a preventative approach for your next construction project will provide peace of mind in knowing buildings are sound and, most importantly, the people and animals inside are safe.

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As farmers, it’s inevitable we will all one day retire. With that comes the emotional aspect of leaving the lifestyle, people, equipment and community that have supported you.

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New Holland’s BR round balers, prior to the 7000 Series, could allow material to pack around the outer ends of the roll.

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Milk yields are maximized when calm cows are milked with a consistent routine from one milking to the next and from one milker to the next.

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