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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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Every summer, farmers prepare their dairy facilities for the negative effects of heat stress to avoid losses in milk production, feed intake and reproductive performance.

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There was a time when the best way to observe cow behavior was to pull up a chair, take up residence in the barn and watch the cows.

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When reducing heat stress in dairy herds, fans are used to enhance the evaporation of moisture from a cow’s back.

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The milk and other dairy products we consume today are produced by dairy animals – mostly cows.

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Key to the consistent success of the modern dairy is the profitable production of high-quality milk.

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As temperatures warm in spring, you may check fans and the sprinkler system so they work for the hot, sticky days of summer.

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