Facilities & Equipment

GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY ON DISPLAY AT CANADA’S AG IN MOTION FARM EXPO

Source: Glacier FarmMedia news release Farmers who want to check out the newest technology, explore unique crop test plots or improve their dairy and cattle know-how will find all that and more at the Ag in Motion Western Canada’s outdoor farm expo July 18-20. Located 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon, along Highway 16 near Langham,

DEERE PURCHASES ITALIAN AGRICULTURAL SPRAYER MANUFACTURER

Source: Deere & Company news release John Deere (NYSE: DE) announced today that it has purchased Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy. “Mazzotti is known for its innovation as well as its unique knowledge, designs, and expertise in the sprayer industry,” said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer. “The

CANADIAN TRACTOR SALES UP 20% IN MAY, COMBINES UP 61%

Source: Agri Marketing magazine According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in Canada for May 2017 were up 20% compared to the same month last year. For the year, a total of 9,377 tractors were sold, which compares to 7,946 sold through May 2016, a 18% increase.

Flooring Considerations for Dairy Cows

Introduction Many aspects of a dairy cow housing barn influence the overall environment experienced by the cows. One of the major aspects is the flooring system employed. Cows housed in modern freestall barns spend 10 to 12 hours per day on their feet. Lameness is a consistent problem with confined dairy cows and represents one

Calf Rail – A Pioneer in Automated Calf Feeding Systems

During 2014, a trial at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre (GYADC) focused on the advancement of automating individual calf feeding systems using Förster Technic Calf Rail technology. This was the second year using the Förster Technic Calf Rail at the GYADC, where an accelerated ten week feeding program of 12.5L/day, over five meals per

Rethinking tomorrow’s dairy farming

The vast majority of the world’s milk and dairy products are derived from milk produced by the 270 million dairy cows that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates make up the global herd. From animal welfare to refrigerated transport Few of us think twice about the technologies that are vital for the safe, economic and

Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms Chooses DeLaval VMS Robots For Its New Visitor Experience

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Source: DeLaval news release Mike and Sue McCloskey are expanding from conventional milking systems to 12 DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS (PRNewsFoto/DeLaval) Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, one of the biggest dairy operations in America, announced its intention to expand from conventional milking systems by signing an agreement for 12 DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS.

Kubota Launches BX80-Series Sub-Compact Tractors

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Kubota Tractor Corp.’s new line of sub-compact tractors, the BX80-Series, is now available. The series was announced last fall. The BX80-Series includes four new tractor models: BX1880, BX2380, BX2680 and BX23S, which offers Kubota’s exclusive Swift-Tach Loader and Swift-Connect Backhoe as standard equipment. “We are thrilled that the new BX80-Series has finally arrived; they are

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