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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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Is a new milking system in your future? Whether you’re thinking about a new parlor or robots, you expect your new system to meet your goals and provide return on investment (ROI).

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Is it time to replace our parlor? That’s what Rick and Marleen Adams were wondering two years ago as they struggled to reduce a stubbornly high somatic cell count (SCC). Their double-12 herringbone parlor at Sugar Creek Dairy in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was more than 20 years old.

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Lely opened its North American manufacturing facility in Pella, Iowa, in 2012. It is one of three manufacturing facilities in the world.

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One of the top storylines for the 2019 crop season is the weather-related delays that have impacted much of the country.

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Maintaining a farm or ranch requires a lot of non-lateral movement, and operators should not have to slow down because they cannot reach high enough. The John Deere 344L High-Lift Wheel Loader option offers operators 12 more inches of reach with a maximum hinge pin height of 13 feet, 2 inches (compared to the 344L), making it more adept at stacking and dumping applications, while still remaining compact. This extra reach makes this option a good fit for ag material handling, or snow removal tasks.

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One of the jobs I enjoyed most as I traveled throughout eastern North America was visiting customers. These visits helped me to understand better how they were using their mixers, and on almost every visit I left with new knowledge I could share with others down the road.

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