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Managing the feedbunk

Wed, 07/27/2016

What can you learn while pushing up the feed?


by Taylor Leach, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

“Go push up the feed.”

Those were some of my least favorite words to hear as child growing up on a small dairy. I hated having to go push up the feed by hand, especially during those hot summer afternoons. Managing the feedbunk was a job that needed to be done multiple times throughout the day whether there be rain, shine, heat, or snow. But it was still one of those jobs that I never really enjoyed doing.

On our family farm, we used the latest and greatest technology to make sure that the cows had feed in front of them at all times.

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