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3 Things to Ask When Buying a House with Propane Heat

Nov 20, 2020

Propane heat is a major selling point when buying a home. As an affordable, cleaner alternative to oil, it’s the fuel of choice among a growing number of homeowners.

4 Essential Lubricant Tips for Winterizing Farm Equipment

Nov 09, 2020

Harvest is tough. Once you've made it through some of the hardest weeks of the year, both you and your equipment deserve some R&R. But before your rigs take a long winter’s nap, it’s important to get them ready for sitting dormant in the cold. Even when your equipment isn’t running, lubricants play an essential role in keeping it protected. That’s why, as part of your yearly winterizing routine, you'll want to assess your equipment’s fluids. Use these four lubricant tasks to protect your rigs all the way to spring.

Five items to Check off your Fall Fertility Checklist

Nov 06, 2020

Are your fields going to be fertile in the spring? Here are five items to ✔️ off your Fall Fertility Checklist!

Are your barn and calves ready for the cold?

Nov 04, 2020

Calves that are raised in hutches get all the fresh air they want if they are properly bedded. During winter, most calf barns leave their curtains raised and rely on fans and tubes for air exchanges. Is your current system getting an adequate four air exchanges per hour?

Feeding Calves Through Winter

Nov 02, 2020

With winter moving in, this is the time of the year to check how your calves are adjusting to the cold. Calves are born with 3% to 4% of body weight as fat. As we enter the coldest part of the year, we have already experienced days below a calf’s thermal neutral zone. 

Safe Driving Practices Around Farm Equipment

Oct 15, 2020

Since 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has recorded more than 1,300 crashes involving agricultural equipment that resulted in 678 injuries and 26 deaths.Three scenarios drivers and farmers should know how to handle are passing farm equipment, left-hand turns and braking distance needed at controlled intersections.

Propane-powered Buses Good for the Environment and Budget

Oct 12, 2020

Most people can’t tell from simply glancing at one as it passes down the road, but propane auto-gas school buses are becoming increasingly popular in communities across the country. Today, there are more than 11,000 propane school buses operating in the United States. Johnson School Bus Company's Beaver Dam location is adjacent to United Cooperative headquarters. Earlier this fall, United Cooperative installed a propane fueling pump so the 25 school buses housed at this location could fill up quickly and efficiently.

Harvest Check List

Oct 08, 2020

Here is here. Are you ready? Have a successful harvest with these 6 steps from your UC Expert Agronomy team. 

Chickens 101: Welcoming Your Chicks Home

Oct 06, 2020

Congratulations! Backyard chickens are now a part of your family. Your happy, healthy flock starts today. Now that your chicks are home, the main elements they need are warmth, water, and feed.

"Cooperatives Commit: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion"

Oct 01, 2020

This fall, I am reminded of all the blessings we have, from the bounty of the up-coming harvest to the freedoms that have enriched this country and the privilege to serve our customers daily.  2020 certainly has not been a typical year as we still struggle with the events brought on by the coronavirus. But, even in this pandemic, we have seen people coming together to help the less fortunate. We salute the essential workers; the farmers, cooperative employees, truckers, medical professionals, police, first responders, and our grocery store workers. Thank you for all you do. 

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