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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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Since wheel loaders are often a staple machine on many dairy farms today, it’s critical for producers to understand the machines are not designed like they were 20 or even 10 years ago. They require special care, particularly the diesel engine and emission systems.

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Can dairy farmers expect there to be an ag equipment dealer within 30 minutes of the farm five years from now?

With tougher profit margins, the search for efficiency isn’t restricted to just dairy farmers.

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Stagnant growth among equipment dealers is a blame game. Older dealerships view themselves as dated and old-fashioned. They blame their decline on the younger dealerships. Younger dealerships blame their struggle to grow on their inexperience and newness to the industry.

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From consumable supplies, capital investment, parts and field equipment, customer service is an essential element for businesses that successfully supply dairy farms. Some businesses have learned customer service is more than just a reminder hanging on the wall in a break room.

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From cowside data to automated milking systems, dairies today are more technology-driven than ever before. But behind each box and button is a milking equipment dealer who has invested in their own future and that of the industry by leading the charge of change.

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You’ve done your research, and you are ready to make a change in your stalls. Maybe you’re changing from one mattress to another. Sand bedding to manure solids. Or maybe you’re switching from a deep bedding to dual waterbeds.

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