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Farmers in Manitoba and across Western Canada now have a dedicated provider of the innovative PrevTech solution – Buckingham Ag. The innovative electrical monitoring and diagnostic system is proven to reduce the risk of farm fires and equipment downtime caused...
Source: phys.org, by Anouk RIONDET With new record high temperatures being set across France it isn't just humans that are suffering: even cows high in the mountains need fans to get through the heatwave. Despite sitting at an altitude of 780...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Harold K. House, P.Eng. Introduction The housing layout or floor plan of a dairy barn is the most important document in the design process. This is where all the free-stall barn...
Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst Introduction Several different designs for housing and handling facilities are suitable for small scale dairy operations taking into consideration the weather, topography, and the availability of feed and pasture. It is important to know all the...
Source:  University of Minnesota Quick facts Stall spacing and bunk spacing are two important components to cow comfort. Depending on a cow's stage of lactation their spacing needs are different. Dry cows can be at the minimum bunk space while...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction This factsheet contains practical best management practices (BMPs) to assist Ontario farmers in reducing the risk of barn fires. Barn fires are devastating events for Ontario’s farming families to deal with, and...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 1.7 To maximize milk production, it is important to maximize the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) of the cow. To...
Source: Victor Malacco, Michigan State University Extension What if you could spare labor time from milking and use this time to focus on the animals, the decision-making process, and fine-tune adjustments? The automation of many processes in farming in both crop production...
Source: Cornell University Calves need to be given a good start in life to ensure they will be viable replacements for the herd. Properly raised calves are more apt to be healthy, vigorous, and ready for first calving at the...
Source: CLAAS news release CLAAS of America and HJV Equipment recently announced that the dealership has been assigned additional territory in Ontario, Canada. HJV Equipment will be adding a new location in the Ottawa Valley region in the next year. The...
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