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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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Keeping cows in the herd longer equates to additional profits of $150 per cow, per lactation. Increasing the productive life of a dairy cow is achieved through genetic selection, management and a comfortable environment.

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When making a change as big as a new barn, you’ve been planning for years before even breaking ground.

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1. Bedding

Winter temperatures bring additional challenges and considerations to the table for dairy producers.

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If you’ve heard cow comfort talked about once, you’ve heard it 1,000 times: “If you take care of your cows, they will take care of you.”

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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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