The facilities that house the main milking herd are key pieces to the dairy's success. Facilities can be composted bedded packs, tie-stall barns, or freestall as long as they provide a comfortable environment for the dairy cow.
The management style and method of manure handling are important factors to consider when considering which type of facility best fits the farm's needs.
Tie Stall Barns
- Benefits of Sand Extended to Tiestall Barns
Dairy Freestall Barn Design — A Northeast Perspective
- Wide-Body Dairy Housing Barns