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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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This is the first of three articles in the series "Flipping your freestalls."

In recent years, the concept of buying old houses, renovating and reselling them has been popularized by many television shows. This process is called house “flipping.” You can apply the same concept to freestall barns.

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The job isn’t over just because the temperatures drop. Harsh winter weather can have a harsh impact on your equipment, especially without the right maintenance.

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Enjoying a meal with your family. Cheering on your son at his baseball game. Attending your parents’ anniversary party. These are important life moments you don’t want to miss because of a milking system failure.

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As you navigate your way through our hectic world each day, you may have never considered changing where information from your milk cooling system is stored.

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Efficiency is defined as the ability to accomplish something with the least waste of time, effort and resources.

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“That’s the way we have always done it.”

That is a very scary phrase. It typically implies that you are not changing or looking to improve. It can also imply that you have done it for so long, you may be getting lax in some areas and not realize it.

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