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Lifting and pushing faced alfalfa haylage into a blended pile reduces moisture and nutrient variation.
Mixing a TMR with a new twin-auger vertical mixer (non-worn, left video) compared with a twin-auger mixer with worn kicker plates (right video).
Overfilling a twin-auger vertical mixer.
Loading liquid whey through a single pipe at the back of the TMR mixer causes a poorly mixed TMR.
Setting forage restrictor in on a twin-auger vertical TMR mixer causes a dead spot in mixing (alfalfa haylage not moving).
Twin-auger vertical mixer with augers not properly timed causes poor mixing (leading edges of augers are meeting at the same time).
The handler uses her position to make the cow turn and present the cow with a clear opening to go through at the same time (https://youtu.be/tguA5EIk9aU). Video used with permission from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH, 2015), which is funded through a cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health–U54 OH010170.
Demonstration of the use of a bud box to load cattle onto a trailer efficiently. The entry and exit are located next to each other. Courtesy of Dr. Gordon Jones (Central Sands Dairy LLC, Nekoosa, WI) and Dr. Paul Rapnicki (Elanco, Greenfield, IN).
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