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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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From a green field site only a few years ago, to a forward-thinking facility today, every detail of MVP Dairy in Celina, Ohio, is centered on fostering both cows and people to reach their full potential for long-term, sustainable success.

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With the recent pandemic paralyzing the world economy and affecting the majority of households, the threat of disease in the dairy industry has large potential in regard to animal housing.

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Editor’s note: This article is the second in a four-part series about how an Oregon dairy farmer is making robots work on a grazing system. Read the three other articles Keeping milk-quality forage coming throughout your harvest season , Free-flow grazing with milking robots promotes animal wellness and How we milk 3 times a day with robots for success

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Situation No. 1

Like most farmers, you keep old equipment around since it still has some useful life left in it. You applied this mindset last year when you bought your wife a new SUV and kept her old one with 300,000 miles on it as a “spare.”

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Bunching of animals is a common problem on dairy farms during summer months. Cows in freestall barns sometimes congregate together in one part of the barn, with ample free space not being utilized.

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Spring is here, and it is time to start thinking about equipment and crops. When it comes to alfalfa fields, what is the plan for harvest for each cutting?

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