Equipment, Safety and Technology

Machines and strategies to keep a farm on the cutting edge,
along with tips to stay safe.

The right barn for your robots (6/17/16)
Working smarter, not harder (6/7/2016)
A wake-up call (5/16/2016)
Build to meet the four basic needs (5/11/2016)
Keep the freestall barn looking like new (5/05/2016)
Be ready when Mother Nature strikes (4/28/2016)
Allergies add extra challenges (4/14/2016)
A new barn for our future (4/5/2016)
Investing in technology can save you some sleep (3/31/2016)
A fire in the barn (3/29/2016)
It's a different world without GMOs (3/9/2016)
Objectively looking at technology tools (12/16/2015)
Ready for a calf road trip (12/15/2015)
The cleanest manure around (11/4/2015)
Putting genomic testing to use (10/20/2015)
"Ag safety is not just a slogan, it's a lifestyle" (9/2/2015)
Home sweet home for your feeds (6/2/2015)
Play by the rules (5/28/2015)
What lies beneath (your calf pens) (4/7/2015)
Mismatched equipment creates bottlenecks (4/2/2015)
Tools that enhance our cow sense (3/24/2015)
Please take this dairy safety survey (3/20/2015)
Robotic rotary parlor debuts at Tulare (2/13/2015)
Calf health scorecard at your fingertips (2/10/2015)
Cow milking is evolving toward robots (11/28/2014)
A snow overload (11/25/2014)
Fall harvest brings safety reminders (10/20/2014)
What is old might be new again (9/24/2014)
Don't cry over spilled manure instead, act quickly (7/22/2014)
Robotic rotary parlor count is now 11 (7/7/2014)
If you break it, help fix it (6/23/2014)
Computers are running our lives (6/10/2014)
Manure's double-edged sword (5/30/2014)
Farms can be dangerous during summer (5/28/2014)
GMOs . . . just like an app for your phone (5/07/2014)
Consumer trust in food production growing (4/30/2014)
Excessive snow causes barn collapses (2/26/2014)
Every farm should culture (2/13/2014)
Can old buildings house your herd's future? (2/11/2014)
Cow brushes: more than just a grooming tool? (1/28/2014)
Put up a good fight against digital dermatitis (1/21/2014)
Is your bedding working for your cows? (12/24/2013)
Compost bedded pack barns can work (11/5/2013)
A small stick can mean big problems (10/22/2013)
Understanding the Hazard Communication Standard (9/16/2013)
Hock lesions a measurement of lameness, too (9/10/2013)
A blur of change in farm equipment technology (8/9/2013)
When it comes to lameness, accelerometers detect more than the eye can see (7/23/2013)
Both large and small farms can excel at animal well-being (7/17/2013)
Precision dairy technologies will enhance cow care and management (7/2/2013)
National Dairy FARM Program videos hit 300,000 view last week (6/17/2013)
Producers share insight on milking cows with robots (3/5/2013)
Hoard's Dairyman is just a print magazine, right? (2/27/2013)
Robots repairs are few and far between (2/26/2013)
World Ag Expo was a sunny success (2/15/2013)
Curtain about to rise at World Ag Expo (2/8/2013)
Dairy dozen identified for OHSA inspection (1/24/2013)
"Introduction to Dairy Stockmanship" video (11/16/2012)
We owe it all to the cow (10/16/2012)
Three Irish dairymen pass away in manure storage accident (9/20/2012)
High potential for silo gas this year (9/19/2012)
Livestock producers are feeling droughts effects (9/17/2012)
Dairy farming apps could pay back (9/5/2012)
With love from colostrum (6/27/2012)
Genetic engineering: Who knows where it will go (6/22/2012)
What does your profile picture say about you? (6/19/2012)
When is enough labeling enough? (6/13/2012)
TED Talks for dairy farms (5/10/2012)
Farms continue to be dangerous places for children and adults (5/01/2012)
Department of Labor retreats on youth labor regulations (4/30/2012)
Milk quality is improving steadily (4/27/2012)
The day after: How does this BSE case compare to 2003? (4/25/2012)
Counting Kids to Maintain Farm Safety (4/24/2012)
Farm injuries to children cost $1.423 billion annually (4/17/2012)
Is compressed natural gas dairy's future? (4/04/2012)
"Pink slime" leaves industry black and blue (3/29/2012)
Digester interest remains strong (3/28/2012)
You can't fix stupid (3/23/2012)
First U.S. milking robot factory opens next week (3/21/2012)
Recent robot milking converts see the value (3/14/2012)
Ten common OSHA dairy violations (3/02/2012)
Going green in the dairy industry (1/10/2012)
Bacteria fare poorly at lower pasteurization temperatures (1/09/2012)
What the heck is going on in China? (12/28/2011)
Is your dairy ready for an OSHA visit? (12/08/2011)
Dairy Producers: Make your concern known (11/25/2011)
Raw milk knowledge spreading to other countries (11/02/11)
Flipping an "on" switch for dairy energy attitudes (10/28/2011)
Proposed child labor revisions impact family partnerships, too (9/29/11)
Top 10 grain-handling and bin management tips (9/26/11)
September 11 and dairy farming (9/12/2011)
9 tips for cooling dairy cows (9/16/2011)
Breakthrough sexed semen process claimed (8/26/2011)
Keep eye on food safety (8/11/2011)
Will BST-free claims on milk be removed? (8/03/2011)
When working with dairy bulls, be vigilant (8/06/2011)
Robotic milking is for big herds, too (8/05/2011)
Sharing the Road (6/04/2011)
Farm children are suffering fewer injuries (3/28/2011)
Do your homework to prevent barn collapses in snowy weather (12/29/2010)
Adding rollover protection would be a great winter shop project(12/27/2010)
World's first robotic rotary parlor announced(11/19/2010)
Long Workdays lead to safety meltdowns (10/18/2010)
Drive On! (10/12/2010)
This could be a quantum leap in cow milking! (9/17/2010)
Open house marks anniversary of robotic milkers (9/14/2010)
Brian Krull-Words of Remembrance (9/01/2010)
Practice safe farming this summer (5/20/2010)
How bulk tanks are made (5/18/2010)
Lessons learned from digester dairies (4/27/2010)
High-tech neighbors in the north (3/17/2010)
A peek into the future dairy farm (3/10/2010)
A Quantum leap in automated dairy data collection(2/12/2010)
Rubber-lined sand pump has longer life (2/10/2010)
Custom TMRs can work, but it must be a two-way street (1/26/2010)
Keeping Childhood Memories and Children Safe (1/13/2010)

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