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Trillium Hills Cow Cooling | Artex Soaking Lines
Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Karen Lally

Cow cooling is a critical component of consistent milk production in summer months. Trillium Hills wouldn't change a thing with their cow cooling strategy, find out why in this video.

Trillium Hills Freestalls | BioRail Freestall Mounting System
Posted on Feb 21, 2018 by Karen Lally

Our most popular freestall system in the USA, the BioRail freestall mounting system offered the team at Trillium Hills a lot of flexibility on top of the enhanced cow comfort they were looking for.

Check out this video to learn more about their experience and the many great features of Artex BioRail freestall systems.

Trillium Hills Headlocks | Artex WSL Self Locks
Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by Karen Lally

Artex headlocks are designed to offer long-lasting, quiet operation. Trillium Hills Farm features the Artex WSL Self Lock, check out this video to learn more about this headlock option and to hear how they like it.

Dan's Tips: Preparing Your Facility For Summer
Posted on Feb 12, 2018 by Karen Lally

Preparing Your Facility For Summer | Dan's Tips | The Artex Connection

Summer is the critical time of year for your ventilation system, and you need it running at peak performance. To prep your barn for summer, there are 3 key things you should do:

1. Perform routine maintenance on all ventilation equipment. This includes replacing damaged or worn belts, cleaning blades and housing, and greasing bearings as required. 

2. Ensure that your curtains or inlets are fully operational and not stuck or damaged. Having fans running without the required inlet is both ineffective and inefficient, and it can cause damage to your fans. 

3. Check and clean all water filters for your fogging or soaking system to ensure max performance and cow cooling for summer months. 

One Ventilation System Can Do All Seasons, Right?
Posted on Feb 9, 2018 by Karen Lally

One Ventilation System Can Do All Seasons, Right? | The Artex Connection: Expert Dairy Opinions From Around The World

The answer is yes, one ventilation system can be sped up or slowed down to work all year round, from the coldest days of winter to the peak of heat during the summer. You can run a summer system at half or quarter speed to get the basics of what you need and reduce your air exchanges to create an ok environment for your herd.

The question should be: Is adapting a system designed for one purpose ‘good enough’ when it comes to meeting all the needs of your herd.

This past week, I sat down with Midwest USA Territory Manager, Jeff Bowman to ask him why he’s so passionate about having separate dedicated ventilation systems for the different seasons, and here’s what he had to say.

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Trillium Hills Ventilation | Artex Exhaust Fans
Posted on Feb 7, 2018 by Karen Lally

This cross-ventilated dairy farm in Berlin, Wisconsin, has had great success with a combination of 72" and 50" Artex Exhaust Fans. Check out this video to hear more about their experience.

Artex Project Highlights: Trillium Hills Farm Overview
Posted on Feb 4, 2018 by Karen Lally

Another farm we've had the privilege of working within 2017 was Trillium Hills Farm. This project was a collaboration between the Artex team, our dealer Agristeel and the amazing team at Bayland Buildings, Inc.

3 Things to Consider Before Building Your Natural Ventilated Freestall Barn
Posted on Feb 2, 2018 by Karen Lally

Ashley Ambrosius | Bayland Buildings | The Artex Connection To start of our new Artex Connection: Dairy Expertise From Around The World blog, we've reached out to Ashley Ambrosius of Bayland Buildings in Greenbay, Wisconsin to share with us her 3 important considerations when looking to build natural ventilated freestall barns. 

Ashley Ambrosius works in Agricultural Marketing and Customer Relations at Bayland Buildings in Greenbay, Wisconsin, USA. She's been with Bayland for 12 years, and has been in the agricultural construction field for 7 years.

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Artex Project Highlights: Cedar Valley Overview
Posted on Feb 1, 2018 by Karen Lally

This year we shot a project highlight video at Cedar Valley in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This is the first of four videos we introduced at the 2017 World Dairy Expo.