Western Ohio Precision Ag Field Day| July 16thVersailles, OH
Come see us at the Western Ohio Precision Ag Field day, on July 16th located at 9565 Seibt Rd, Versailles OH. This event will feature a demonstration of our Zoske’s Kodiak 3-pt tool bar, additional demonstrations will be given on nutrient placement, management, and making decisions based on your field’s data. This field day is free and includes lunch! Lunch speakers are Dr. Scott Shearer, OSU & Tom Menke, Menke Consulting, Inc. For Registration Info & Details See Flyer link below.
Manure Science Review| July 25th Forest, OH
We will also be at the Manure Science Review, on July 25th located at Watkins Farms-18361 Twp Rd 90 Forest OH. This event will focus on manure’s benefits to soil, keeping weed seeds in check and limiting phosphorus runoff. We will have our Zoske’s Kodiak 3-pt tool bar on-site. Field demonstrations will look at preferential flow, calibrating manure spreaders, and more! Registration is $25 per person if completed by July 16 & $30 per person if completed after July 16. Breakfast & lunch is included with registration fee. For Registration Info & Details see Flyer link below. The direct online registration link for this event is http://go.osu.edu/msr2018
June is Dairy month and here at Southwest Automation we strive for cow comfort.There are six key elements that attribute to cow comfort they are as follows: Water, Light, Air, Rest, Space and Feed. We have products dealing with each one of these essentials to help you advance in milk production and overall herd health.
Water: We provide Miraco Livestock Water Systems. The BigSpring 6400/6401 has a 90-gallon capacity, services 125 head of dairy cattle. Miraco’s BigSpring Waterer features a one-piece body polyethylene construction, has no sharp edges & it’s rugged construction stands up to livestock abuse. For smaller herds, the LilSpring 3200/3201 has a 25-gallon capacity and services 75 head dairy. Miraco Livestock Water Systems has numerous sizes to fit your herds needs.
Light: Cows need light with at least 6 hours of darkness. At Southwest Automation we provide J&D Manufacturing lighting. Increase milk production and reduce energy consumption with LED long day lighting. More light means better feeding and higher milk output. J&D carries LED High Bay and Low Bay as well as T8 and T5 lighting. Whether you are retrofitting or starting new, let J&D provide brilliant lighting to make your barn or building more efficient and comfortable for both you and your cows.
Air: In climates where humidity is high, the most effective method to cool a cow is by pressure soaking. Here at Southwest Automation, we design & install automated soaker systems. Soaking is most effective when fans are added. We provide J&D manufacturing barn fans of all shapes and sizes including Panel Fans, Galvanized Box Fans, Basket Fans, Drum Fans, Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans and Funnel Fans for both indoor and outdoor use. Our circulation fans range in size from 12″ basket fans to our 60″ CF60A Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan.
Rest: We provide Promat Pasture Mat’s, which is recommended for use in all free stall and tie stall systems to help position the cow and maintain a clean stall. The Pasture Mat mimics a natural pasture and requires minimal bedding.
Space: Try our EasyFix Stall Divider with Rubber loop, which provides a flexible frame work as compared to rigid metal loops, helping reduce cow injuries. The rubber loop aligns cows with available space and helps to stop turning in stalls. 4 color choices. If you want to see these already in use, please call us at 937-526-4040. We would be happy to schedule you a farm visit to see the EasyFix free stalls in use!
Feed: We carry Valmetal TMR Mixers-the widest range of TMR mixers in the world. Chain mixers, vertical mixers, four auger mixer, reel mixer, rotative mixer…! We have the TMR mixer that best fits your needs. To ensure that your herd has adequate feed supply in front at all times, get the Pro-Feed 2020 a self-propelled feed pusher. The unique concept of the auger is to push the silage or hay back to the animals in a fluffy way, thereby increasing odor & palatability.
Other: We carry J&D manufacturing’s Smart Cow Brush. Automated cow brushes do more than just scratch an itch they also increase circulation, remove filth and parasites as well as decrease boredom, stress and abnormal behaviors. All of which make for a healthier and happier cow. A happy healthy cow is a better producing cow.
In addition to Dairy, we can assist you in any agriculture, livestock, manure or equipment need. Call us today at 937-526-4040! Thanks-Todd, Patrick, Ryan
Spring is almost here! Although this is an incredibly busy time of year for most people in the farming community, it is also a great time to prepare your farm for smooth running in the season ahead. Allow our experienced staff to help you with replacement parts and service of your equipment or sales and installation of new equipment. We carry a wide selection of barn, feed, and manure equipment. For a complete list of everything we offer please visit our website.