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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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Nowhere is there more change than in the energy sector. Electric bills now include the option to choose your fuel source.

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There’s an old adage in the feed business. It goes: “There are four rations: the ration on paper, the ration that gets mixed, the ration that gets delivered and the ration that gets consumed.”

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Two of the most common stray voltage and electrical issues on dairy operations are improperly grounded cattle waterers and improperly grounded electric fences.

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As you ponder this question, consider the following: 1) It runs every day. 2) It runs for multiple hours each day. 3) On many dairies, it runs around the clock, every day. 4) It harvests your most valuable crop.

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

Most net issues are mechanical in nature. The two most common causes are dull knives and insufficient brake tension against the roll of net.

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Looking for trouble can be a bad thing. Actually, it can be a terrible thing if you are out looking for trouble and actually find it.

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