Expert Insights


What are Your Cows Telling You?

What are Your Cows Telling You?

How much does cow comfort impact a dairy’s bottom line? There is a dramatic correlation between a happy herd and cows who are thinking the grass may be greener somewhere else. Simply put, greater productivity ...
Taking Ownership of your Dairy’s Story

Taking Ownership of your Dairy’s Story

“We have to right the ship. We have to reengage with the non-ag community, because we can’t keep trying to go away from them hoping to be left alone.” Dr. Donald Niles, Ph.D Dr. Niles ...
VES-Artex Unpacked: Water

VES-Artex Unpacked: Water

When thinking about achieving cow comfort, our focus at VES-Artex revolves around the engineering, design and layout of fans, lighting, soaking technology and high-pressure fogging within a barn. Those elements comprise the core of what ...
VES-Artex Unpacked: Minimizing Heat Stress

VES-Artex Unpacked: Minimizing Heat Stress

As a dairy producer, there are few feelings worse than heading into peak heat stress months with known cow comfort issues that you don’t have a straightforward answer for. You’re likely wrapping-up spring projects, whether ...
Exploring How Milk Quality Begins Outside the Parlor

Exploring How Milk Quality Begins Outside the Parlor

VES-Artex was recently joined by Dr. David Reid, veterinarian for Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting to examine how dairies can help improve milk quality before cows reach the parlor. Dr. Reid, who is one of the foremost experts on ...
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