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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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On-farm milk cooling has come a long way in the past few decades. From the early days of spring water passing through a stack of 10-gallon milk cans, getting milk cold as quickly as possible once it leaves the cow has always been a priority on the farm.

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Since auto-wrap was introduced in the late 70s, the basic setup has not changed. Some of the parts have evolved, but serve the same function as prior designs.

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World Ag Expo recently announced its top 10 new product award winners, and two dairy-related products made the list. Information about each is included in this article.

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Compost-bedded pack barns have grown in popularity in many areas of the world as an alternative to stall-based housing systems for dairy cows. Compost-bedded pack barns are loose housing barns that rely on composting manure and organic bedding to provide resting space.

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The sealed bearing with locking collar is one of the most common types of bearing found on equipment today. Back in the days when horsepower was exactly that, horse power, shafts rotated in housings with bronze bushings which could be oiled or greased.

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When was it exactly for you? You know, the revelation of how a familiar thing can suddenly mean something entirely different?

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