Advertisement
breadcrumbs

Barns & Equipment

Whether using a tiestall, freestall, dry lot or pasture, here are some tips for cow comfort and maintaining farm facilities and equipment.

LATEST

Building a new barn without adding cows could be a tough sell to a lender, but for Oakwood Dairy in Auburn, New York, the investment in top-notch cow facilities is proving to be well worth the cost.

Read more ...

When it comes to making milk, cows need one thing more than anything else: water. Milk is mostly water, so it goes without saying it is a vital element in terms of a cow’s nutrient needs.

Read more ...

Solar power generation has grown dramatically in recent years, with the cost of solar installations falling by 70 percent since 2010. Many dairies are finding solar provides significant cost savings well worth the initial investment, especially when incentives, tax credits, rising electricity costs and financing are factored in.

Read more ...

Is your dairy farm ready to take the next step to grow in size, but you aren’t quite ready to grow with today’s robotic technology? There are a multitude of robotic options available today, and many more to come.

Read more ...

We’re finding more dairy farmers are looking for experts in specific areas of barn design rather than accepting a “one-size-fits-all” approach. The best builders coordinate these experts, ensuring the new building will not just look good in the photo taken on day one but will continue to provide a return on investment 30 years later.

Read more ...

For three years running, I’ve had the honor of sharing with the readers of Progressive Dairyman, both in Canada and the U.S., what I believe are cutting-edge robot dairy facilities. These designs are the culmination of decades of combined experience from dairy producers, veterinarians, nutritionists, builders, equipment manufacturers and architects/engineers like myself.

Read more ...