Dairy cattle are housed in and regularly exposed to various types of facilities throughout their life. Starting from the calf housing, then onto heifer housing, and finally to the lactating cow barns and milking center.
Through all of these facilities their design and construction focus to ensure that dairy cows are comfortable, in an environment to improve their health, and prevent diseases - all while considering ease of management through layout and site planning.
How can you get more comfortable cows? There are various methods, including ventilation, heat stress relief, facility design, stall design, lighting design, and a proper flooring surface. Visit the Presentations, Drawings, Papers, and Photos housed on this site for further explanation of these methods, and if you have questions about the content, contact Curt Gooch.