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A good dairy housing facility meets three basic needs: a clean, dry, comfortable resting area, adequate ventilation, and easy access to feed and water. The adolescent management group also needs a means for restraint to facilitate health checks, possibly AI service, and hoof care.

Facilities should provide:
– A clean, dry environment
– Plenty of fresh air, feed, & water

Optimal facilities are:
– Labor efficient and easy to use
– Economical
Safe for both workers and cows
Environmentally friendly