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Many aspects of a dairy cow housing barn influence the overall environment experienced by the cows. One of the major aspects is the flooring system employed. Cows housed in modern freestall barns should spend 10 to 12 hours per day on their feet. Floors are designed to provide: 

  • Confident and comfortable footing
  • Dry walking surfaces 
  • Durable and structurally sound construction


Answers to many questions on flooring can be found in the following resource: