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Keeping milk bacteria counts low

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Check these areas of the milk pipeline: the receiver jar should be clean inside and out ...

Full year: Canadian tractors sales down 4%, combine sales down 19%

Source: Agri Marketing magazine According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' monthly "Flash Report," the sales of all tractors in December in Canada in 2019...

Monitor your pasteurized milk feeding system

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Sandra Godden, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick Facts With proper management and monitoring, you can consistently deliver a clean, high...

Fact Sheet: annual wash system evaluation

Source: proAction The Food Safety program requires farmers to have their wash systems evaluated annually by an industry professional. Milking systems are washed automatically in...

Handling Cattle – Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Source: Ontario Farm Animal Council Cattle can sometimes be difficult to move and handle. Aggressive, stubborn, frightened or stressed cattle can all be unique challenges! It...

Ventilation, Temperature, and Humidity

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 1.3 Ventilation Excessive ammonia levels can...

Electrical Systems in Barns

Source: Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs, J. Van de Vegte, P. Eng., D. Ward, P. Eng., and S. Beadle, P. Eng. INTRODUCTION No one wants...

8 steps to get your milking routine winter ready

Source: GEA Keep milk quality high when the temperatures drop Break out the hand warmers, wool socks and boot dryers – winter is here. Just as...

Cow comfort

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Cow comfort is becoming an often heard phrase in today's industry trade papers. It's a means to describe relationship...

Dairy housing – layout options

Source: Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Harold K. House, P.Eng. The housing layout or floor plan of a dairy barn is...
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