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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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I just had a virtual look inside some farmer’s toolbox and expected to see familiar things – adjustable wrenches, assorted nuts and bolts, an oily rag, pliers, pry bar, hammer, starter fluid and penetrating oil.

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Author’s note: This is not a brand endorsement, and neither Progressive Dairyman nor I are compensated (directly or implied) for any portion of this article. I simply want to bring to your attention some of the advancements in equipment presented at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Space requirements limit us from mentioning all new products.

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Milking system optimization not only leads to better overall milk quality, but it’s also good for your cows and can have a positive impact on employee attitude and performance.

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As your operation grows, so does your need for equipment. And with that equipment comes maintenance and repair costs.

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Hot, hot-hot and red hot – there are some interesting trends today in used farm equipment, Greg Peterson (aka Machinery Pete) told farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Tier 4 Final emissions requirements have been the standard for diesel engines since the beginning of 2015, but many dairies across the country are still relying on their trusted equipment powered by diesel engines using Tier 4 Interim, Tier 3 or even earlier technology.

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