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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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Retrofitting a dairy barn has been a popular choice to make upgrades more affordable than they would be when building new, yet “retrofitting” isn’t unique to the dairy industry. Many buildings today are serving different purposes than the ones for which they were originally built – maybe even serving a different industry.

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A barn for milking cows is a complicated building that must fulfill both the needs of the cows and the people working. Lots of small details have to be coordinated to match perfectly.

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We house adult dairy cattle in a wide variety of barns of different shapes and sizes, and we have devised different ways to ventilate them.

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The dairy industry has changed, and we’re changing with it.

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Manufacturers are seeing an uptick in pull-type sprayer sales. Manufacturers of sprayers weighed in on this trend at a National Farm Machinery Show panel earlier this year.

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Are you mechanically inclined? Most farmers know how to fix their equipment, but do you know how to diagnose why things break down? Everyone at the coffee shop will offer you an opinion. But who is right?

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