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New dairy technology in 2019

While the most obvious signs of change might be thinner phones, electric cars and faster internet, the advances we’re seeing in technology are also being applied to the dairy industry. Here’s a look at a few ways farmers are already using new technology to make their lives’ easier – both here and abroad.

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3 Benefits of Dairy Barn Systems during summer

The biggest factor that can get in the way of production targets during summer is heat stress. It can cause a number of separate problems, however they can all be addressed with one solution – a custom built Dairy Barn System. Let’s take a look at a few of the problems that can be mitigated with one.

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Why are cows in barns - Part two

You've seen part one so why not check out part two? There are lots of reasons why farmers choose to house their cows in barns, here's just a few.

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Compost barns – some points to consider

As interest in compost barns continues to grow it may be helpful to go over some of the design basics to ensure a successful compost is built and managed. Here are 9 points to consider when building a compost barn.

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Compost barn tour

Calder Stewart staff recently hosted a compost barn tour, taking with us seven interested dairy farmers and a consultant, visiting two successfully managed composting barns, one in the Waikato and the other in the Manawatu. Check out more about the trip here.

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Compost barns and the potential of hemp straw

Your choice of dairy cow housing systems should be aimed to positively influence cow health and longevity. A compost dairy barn is just one of the options available. Read more about this here.

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A round up of the best off-paddock barn solutions

2017 has been an eventful year with several trips, both overseas and locally to see how farmers are using different off-paddock options and the various successes they’ve noticed. Here’s a round up of the most common types we use in New Zealand plus some key takeaway facts from our travels.

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