Dairy Freestall Barn Design - A Northeast Perspective
Overall, farmstead pre-existing conditions and site topography coupled with hot, humid conditions (compared to aired conditions in the non-traditional dairy states) and economics are the basis for thinking through the various options for providing housing for dairy cows in the Northeast. The goal of this paper is to review these prevalent Northeast factors as they relate to barn design and cow comfort, keeping in mind there are no absolutes.
barn design; freestall
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