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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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World Ag Expo recently announced its top 10 new product award winners, and two dairy-related products made the list. Information about each is included in this article.

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Compost-bedded pack barns have grown in popularity in many areas of the world as an alternative to stall-based housing systems for dairy cows. Compost-bedded pack barns are loose housing barns that rely on composting manure and organic bedding to provide resting space.

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The sealed bearing with locking collar is one of the most common types of bearing found on equipment today. Back in the days when horsepower was exactly that, horse power, shafts rotated in housings with bronze bushings which could be oiled or greased.

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When was it exactly for you? You know, the revelation of how a familiar thing can suddenly mean something entirely different?

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Dairy farming has become an increasingly complex activity today, mostly due to its multidisciplinary demands. It is essential for dairy farmers and their advisers to take a broad 360-degree view of the business.

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Fifteen years after Fair Oaks Farms opened its doors to the public to showcase modern agriculture and innovation in the industry, the farm’s founders, Mike and Sue McCloskey, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its latest adoption of technology – an 800-cow freestall barn with 12 milking robots.

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