Source: Pioneer news release For many northern corn silage growers, it can be challenging to determine the optimum whole plant moisture level needed for a successful harvest. Harvesting silage too dry decreases yield, causes mold to develop, lowers digestibility and...
Source: Dairyland Initiative University of Wisconsin-Madison The lower divider rail design and placement is critical! Freedom stalls, green stalls, Michigan’s, dog bones, wide loops, narrow loops – there is an endless list of various freestall divider designs that dairy producers have to...
Source: Journal of Dairy Science, T. Wolfe, E. Vasseur, T.J. DeVries, R. Bergeron Cows spend more time lying down when stalls are soft and dry, and bedding plays a key role in the comfort of the lying surface. The first...
Source: University of British Columbia Open space is an important feature of a lying environment to dairy cattle, as this allows them to more easily lie down and stand up, and to adopt different lying postures. However, more open lying...
Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst Introduction Some type of bedding is needed in almost every dairying operation. The best bedding choice will depend on the type of housing used, as well as local cost and availability of different bedding products. The...
Fully robotic milking farm will advance dairy research, attract students and educate public. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Dairy Education and Research Center will become the largest robotic milking research facility in North America with the addition of six...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 1.6 To ensure cows spend time lying in stalls, it is important that the stall surface be comfortable. There are...
Source: Dairyland Initiative University of Wisconsin-Madison Feedbunks may be most commonly designed either with headlocks (head gates, stanchions etc.), or with a single post and rail system. The choice between a post and rail feed barrier and headlocks in lactating cow pens...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs This factsheet was written by Harold K. House, P.Eng., Engineer, Dairy and Beef Housing and Equipment, Clinton, OMAFRA (retired). Introduction This Factsheet is written using common units used by ventilation designers and equipment manufacturers for...
Source: Lely Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today. A special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy and...
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