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Farm Odor Management and Neighbor Recommendations

Farm Odor Management: Odors from livestock, manure and farming operations can be objectionable and are highly subjective.  The Michigan Right To Farm act protects farmers like you from nuisance lawsuits, but only if the farm is following the Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices.  These voluntary practices can help farmers limit the odors produced by their […]

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CAFO Winter Spreading

Remember that your CAFO permit requires you to have (and document) a minimum of 6 months’ storage capacity sometime between November 1 and December 31. That is so that you don’t have to spread manure during the winter months. Many farms are using winter spreading as a tool for getting manure out to crop fields […]

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Parlor practices that successfully manage mastitis | MSU Extension

Which practices help to prevent mastitis? Take a guess. You may be surprised at the results from a recent survey. Parlor practices that successfully manage mastitis | MSU Extension.

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Spring/summer pasture planning to extend the grazing season | MSU Extension

Are you ready for the grazing season?  MSU Extension has some tips to ensure that you are well prepared for what may lay ahead.

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New skidloader attachment shakes gallons of water from sand

From Progressive Dairyman magazine. File this under “Now why didn’t I think of that” You have probably played with sand at the beach, filled a bucket, and noticed that when you tap on the bucket, water comes to the surface. As soon as you stop tapping the sand though, the water sinks back into the […]

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