Content tagged "dairy cattle:facilities"

Five Steps to Designing the Ideal Transition Cow Barn

Dairy Updated: January 24, 2011

Over the last few years, my colleagues in the Food Animal Production Medicine group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have used our clinical experiences...

Planning and Design Considerations for Transition and Special Needs Cow Housing

Dairy Updated: January 07, 2011

Inadequate transition cow facilities can cause reduced dairy herd performance in the subsequent lactation. Facilities designed for transition and...

Makin' Me Dizzy - Pen Moves and Facility Designs to Maximize Transition Cow Health and Productivity

Dairy Updated: January 07, 2011

The success of a particular dairy herd’s transition cow program is the sum of the strategies used by the herd to prevent subclinical and clinical disease and...

Remodeling a Tie Stall Barn for an Interim Milking Parlor

Dairy Updated: April 28, 2010

Remodeling a tie stall or stanchion stall barn into a milking parlor is just one part of the deliberate decision to change how a dairy farm houses, feeds,...

Low Cost Housing and Feeding Facilities for Lactating Cows

Dairy Updated: April 28, 2010

Low-cost housing and feeding facilities can mean different things depending on the perspective you have. As an agricultural engineer, my perspective is...

Evaluating and Selecting Cooling Systems for Different Climates

Dairy Updated: April 27, 2010

Reducing thermal stress to increase milk production and reproduction during the summer months is a key issue in dairy production. Many studies have...

Design Considerations for Dairy Cattle Free Stalls

Dairy Updated: April 27, 2010

An ideal free stall will allow a cow to recline, rise, and change position without coming into contact with any portion of the stall except the base or...

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