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Dan's Tips: 4 Best Practices for Soaking Systems
Posted on Jul 13, 2018 by Karen Lally

4 Best Practices for Soaking Systems|The Artex Connection

In North America, the summertime is upon us - as the temperature in our facilities increases its more critical than ever to ensure that herds are cool, and I'm not just talking about your lactating cows. As mentioned in this post about the hidden risks of summer, cooling dry cows is crucial not only for the successful transition into the lactation pen for the dry cow but also for the growth and production potential of the unborn calf.

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Cooling Cows in Hot and Arid Climates
Posted on Mar 21, 2018 by Karen Lally

Cooling Cows in Hot and Arid Climates | The Artex Connection

This week Dr Tarek Helali, the CEO of Dairylink Co. our Artex dealer in Egypt, writes for us about cow cooling and simple ways of improving milk production in hot and arid climates. If you are interested in learning more or connecting with Dr Helali, we encourage you to visit his website or connect with him on LinkedIn

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Dan's Tips: 3 Hidden Risks of Summer
Posted on Mar 13, 2018 by Karen Lally

Dan's Tips | 3 Hidden Risks of Summer | The Artex Connection

So, you have a ventilation system and strategy in place…but are you aware of these three common, hidden risks of summer?

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99% of Dairy Barns Need Ventilation
Posted on Mar 7, 2018 by Karen Lally

99.99% of Dairy Barns need Ventilation | The Artex ConnectionThis week Senior Dairy Specialist Sue Hagenson is in Australia to follow up on the installation of Artex Storm fans in an open pack compost barn. Here is a little highlight of her trip:

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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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Dan's Tips: Talking Dairy Design? Bring In Your Ventilation Expert
Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by Karen Lally

 Dan's Tips: Talking Design? Bring In Your Expert

When you start looking at building a new facility, it’s best to have your ventilation provider involved early in the process for these three key reasons:

1. Ventilation is a key component of cow comfort and should not be left to the last minute.

2. Depending on the style of the building and ventilation strategy, a few minor tweaks to the design of your building can increase overall ventilation performance and efficiency.

3. Pre-planning your ventilation system will ensure that you get the most out of your investment in cow cooling. 

Get the most out of your investment by incorporating ventilation and cow cooling strategies into your design plans. 

Introducing Kris Timmerman - Eastern USA Territory Manager
Posted on Jan 3, 2018 by Karen Lally

Kris Timmerman | Artex Barn SolutionsHave you seen the article in Progressive Dairyman about our new Eastern USA Territory Manager?

Kris Timmerman is bringing her extensive dairy knowledge to the Artex USA Team. Working in tandem with our US Distributing partner Federal Ag Supply, Kris will be at the Keystone Farm Show next week, January 9th - 11th in York, Pennsylvania with Product Specialist Eugene Asnong.

Learn more about why Kris chose to join the Artex team in the January 2018 edition of Progressive Dairyman

The two pillars of barn ventilation
Posted on Sep 25, 2017 by Karen Lally

The Two Pillars of Barn Ventilation | The Artex ConnectEarlier this year, Ventilation Specialist Dan Veeneman wrote this great article on the two pillars of barn ventilation and why they matter to you. 

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