In-Field Quantification of Fan Performance in Tunnel-Ventilation Freestall Barns
Lankering, Katherine; Gooch, Curt; Inglis, Scott
Heat stress is a major cause of decreased milk production of cattle during the hot summer months. It has been shown that tunnel ventilating dairy barns is an economical way to effectively cool livestock thereby increasing overall animal comfort and productivity. This study served to quantify the overall in-place fan capacity and determine the best placement and layout for maximum performance.
dairy; heat stress; cooling; tunnel ventilation