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"Stress Less" With Safe Animal Handling And Reduce Worker Injuries

JEFFREY B. BENDER DVMM Co-Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Moving and handling 1400-pound animals is not a job for everyone – it is however, one that dairy farmers do every day. Across the Midwest large dairy cattle are moved to and from the parlor several times each day. When livestock are in group pens, human caretakers are potentially at risk for injuries. Unfortunately, livestock-related injuries...

Making A Cowman's Best Time Of The Year...even Better

COWMAN'S FAVORITE TIMEThe favorite time of the year for cow calf producers has long been established as being the calving season. That is when the anticipated results of the previous year's breeding program decisions are realized. Jeff Creamer, Lazy JB Angus, a calf catcher owner, refers to his calving season as "Christmas Time." Whether the new calves hitting the ground are from AI, ET or the valued herd sire battery, there is no one-time of the year that a cowman looks forward to more.

Product Spotlight

Grain Augers - Augers That Fit The Farm

The latest grain augers offer increased productivity and durability Massey Harris employee Peter Pakosh invented the grain auger in 1945 in the basement of his Toronto home and completed a prototype in 1946. Massey rejected his idea so he started his own company, Hydraulic Engineering. Since then, grain auger technology has continued to be refined and perfected for more efficient ways to move grain into storage. We took a look at some of the latest auger models from the top manufacturers and their key features.

Grain Monitoring Equipment - It's like money in the bank.

The latest hopper trailers simplify grain transportation and handling.Protecting your investment is easier than ever due to advancements in grain storage monitoring systems. These new systems faithfully monitor and guard your grain.

Featured Articles

Are Cover Crops Right for Your Operation?

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before taking the plungeAre cover crops all peaches and cream? Not exactly, say the experts. Cover crops can improve soil health, including increased infiltration, organic matter and biological activity, as well as reduce soil erosion and compaction. Add in a greater ability to reduce nutrient loss, and it is easy to see why cover crops are popular.

Technology Times

Purdue Students Launch Drone Startup To Help Reduce Farming Costs

Aerial Agriculture LLC, a startup company launched by Purdue University students, aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by building drones in-house to capture multispectral images of entire crop fields. This technology could allow farmers to reduce excess fertilizer and input costs while simultaneously increasing yields. Aerial Agriculture LLC, a tech startup founded by undergraduate students in Purdue’s College of Engineering, developed and piloted agricultural drones that can capture specialized images of entire crop fields. The drones captured images can be stitched together into maps, which are direct representations of the crops’ health. The technology ultimately reduces input costs and increases farmers’ yields.