Aug. 3 2023
Sometime during the summer, nearly every dairy-producing part of the country will experience enough heat to cause stress for bovines that results in reduced milk yield, poor reproductive performance, and...
Jan. 24 2022
A growing number of farmers are choosing pair housing over individual pens for preweaned calves to capture some of the cognitive and social benefits that can be gained when cattle are raised in groups
Dec. 13 2021
“If you are considering group housing, you have to be really good at everything,” said veterinarian Terri Ollivett during her presentation
April 15 2021
Temperature swings and rainy days are often par for the course when it comes to spring. Although warmer weather is welcome after a cold winter, it can leave cattle housed in outdoor yards standing in mud
March 25 2021
Farmers continue to perfect both the art and science that goes into raising dairy cattle. With that has come more milk per cow per day.“
Sept. 21 2020
When Paul Fouts built a second freestall barn on his Cortland, N.Y., dairy, he chose to build another three-row barn
July 30 2020
Herd size often dictates how many pens of milking cows are on a farm, but if having multiple pens is an option, consider grouping cows by age
Oct. 28 2019
As winter is just around the corner, planning for housing of pasture animals is likely already underway
Sept. 30 2019
In the competitive eating environment of freestall housing, stocking density is by far the leading contributor to competition along the feedbunk
Aug. 12 2019
Cow comfort has a huge impact on a dairy’s bottom line. Monitoring lameness and injuries helps producers identify management and facility factors that influence cow comfort, allowing them to make the right...
April 14 2017
A breath of fresh air – ventilating barnsby Nigel Cook, MRCVS, University of Wisconsin-Madison Nigel Cook, MRCVS., University of Wisconsin-Madison, will cover basic design concepts required for...
March 13 2017
Brooks Farms 1855 LLC Some are quick to throw out the label “Big is bad” when it comes to farm size. Dairy producers Ron and Zoey Brooks believe the opposite is true for them
May 19 2015
Heed the saying "measure twice and cut once" when designing or renovating your tie stall. If stalls are sized properly to meet their needs, your cows will thank you. Barn design and stall dimensions contribute
Aug. 23 2013
Your one stop shop for dairy planning! From the planning and development process to various housing options, this book contains tables, charts, figures and measurements to customize your dairy housing...
June 1 2011
We've fine-tuned how we feed and handle cows in our newer facilities and changed our old facilities to meet the needs of our growing herd. Our initial plan going back to 2006 was to build two free stalls...