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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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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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The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting “the winter of the great divide” for the 2020-21 season – cold and snowy in the north with drought in the west. Time will tell if this prediction will hold true but one prediction that will be 100% accurate is that cold winter weather can make even the simplest chore much more difficult. A simple winterization routine for your water supply can help eliminate any icy, frozen surprises.

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Forage crops are an essential part of every successful dairy farm. Not only are they critical to the cattle’s health, but the forage fed to livestock can also affect an operation’s bottom line.

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It’s natural and understandable that most of us are instinctively risk-averse. Our challenge sometimes may be to accurately determine our risk versus reward.

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