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24 August

Herd Lameness - “Get Lame - Stay Lame” Cycle Starts with Your Heifers

Posted in Lame Cows

Heifers are an important investment in a dairy farmer’s herd and preventative measures taken while they are young can break the “get lame - stay lame” cycle in herd lamenessCow comfort practices that take a bred heifer’s special needs into consideration as she matures will go a long way[...]

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03 August

Increasing Awareness and Reducing Herd Lameness Improves Productivity

Posted in Cow Lameness

Understanding the structure of the cow foot and hoof, and understanding the way they are used, goes a long way in helping minimize lameness. Herd lameness is one of the most significant welfare and productivity issues in dairy farming.

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27 July

Herd Lameness: The Role of Cow Comfort

Posted in Cow Lameness

Cow comfort is a critical factor in predicting whether a cow will become or remain lame. Extended periods of time spent standing, poor surfaces on which to stand, and the cleanliness of the surface can all contribute to cow lameness. Preventing herd lameness is critical to maintaining quality of[...]

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20 July

Dairy Cow Stall Design-Cow Comfort First.

Posted in Cow Comfort

In designing stalls for dairy cows, cow comfort is the primary factor to consider. Cows with access to comfortable stalls will spend up to twice as long lying down, as cows who have only hard uncomfortable surfaces for resting. A bedding surface large enough to accommodate the cow's entire body[...]

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13 July

EasyFix Slat Rubber Benefits for Your Farm

Posted in Cow Comfort

Your income depends on your cattle, and your cattle depend on you. It's important to provide the best comfort and stability for your cattle, so they provide the necessary production for you. EasyFix Slat Rubber is designed for that exact purpose and will increase the comfort and confidence of[...]

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06 July

Cow Comfort Linked To Space And Rest

Posted in Cow Comfort

Dairy cow comfort affects the following aspects of dairy farming:

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29 June

EasyFix Foam Mattress Benefits Milk Production and Cow Comfort

Posted in Cow Comfort

Every dairy cow should have a comfortable bed.  Research has proven that lying down reduces the amount of time it takes for a dairy cow to make milk. While they are lying about, they ruminate, their hooves aren’t bearing a load, their joints are recuperating and blood circulation within the[...]

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13 May

Cow comfort Research Affirms Comfort Affects Health and Milk Production

Posted in Cow Comfort

The comfort of cows in a dairy is more than a humanitarian question. According to a paper presented at the NMC Annual Meeting Proceedings (2009), research conducted over the last two decades shows the adverse effects of overcrowding that may impact milk production and the overall health of cows.

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27 April

Foam Mattress Cow Beds: The Benefits of Cow Comfort

Posted in Cow Comfort

Cow comfort. It impacts the feed intake, milk production, reproduction, and health of your cows. When we understand the bottom-line impacts of cow comfort, we can take action to improve it.

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10 March

The Power of Observation

Posted in Cow Lameness
Harold House,Dairy Logix,StocTec

How well do you know your cows?  We see them every day, we know their pedigree back multiple generations, we know how much milk they gave this morning, but do we know what they are thinking or feeling?  Before you stop reading, I do not claim you can know[...]

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