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Here are a few Handy Hints from fellow readers.

April 19 2010
Handy Hint: Jan 10, 2010 Colored Tape Marks Distance During the winter months, my employees are so bundled up that they have a hard time turning around inside the skid loader to see behind them. This led...
April 19 2010
Handy Hints March 25, 2010 Top Hint: Durable, rust-free stall scraper After having yet another "quality" free stall sand scraper rust, fatigue, and come apart, I built this lightweight, yet extremely strong,...
April 19 2010
Feb 10 Handy Hint: PVC Pipe Keeps IV in Place Sometimes to start an IV on a standing cow in a headlock can be a two-person job (one person to hold the bottle, the other to insert the line into the needle)....
April 19 2010
Handy Hint: March 10, 2010 Place Water Lines Within Tile Lines Whenever we replaced or put in a new water line, we ran the plastic water pipe through a 4-inch drainage tile. Doing so allows us to replace...
April 14 2010
While browsing the pages of our magazine and website, or while walking the yard of your farm, have you ever had a question that has just stumped you? Like, "Why do my cows look like they are only playing...