Dairy Safety Focus Of New Publication

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Managing safety risks at the dairy farm is the topic of a new publication from South Dakota State University and the USDA. SDSU Extension Fact Sheet 950, "Safety Risk Areas at the Dairy Farm," is available online at http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/FS950.pdf.

The seven-page publication discusses slips, trips, and falls; the feeding alley; the silage pile; the hospital pen; the bull pen; high-traffic roads around facilities. The publication also addresses hazards in the living facilities provided by the farm; manure decomposition and gas emissions; working with dairy machinery; the milking parlor; working with dairy cows; power tools; chemicals and veterinary drugs.

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