Influence of dairy housing on freshwater usage on commercial dairies in western Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Potts, J.P.
dc.contributor.author Brouk, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T15:38:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T15:38:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14644
dc.description Dairy Research, 2011 is known as Dairy Day, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fresh water pumping records were obtained from 24 western Kansas dairy farms for a 10-year period from 2000 through 2009. Farms were divided by facility type: dry lot (DL), free stall (FS), or a combination (DL+FS). Of the facility types studied, DL averaged smaller (P < 0.05) demand for water at 52.6 gal/cow per day compared with FS at 61.3 gal/cow. Both DL and FS facilities had less water demand than the combination facilities of DL+FS at 71.1 gal/cow of water daily. In all cases, average freshwater pumping was less than the daily amount of 134.7 gal/cow commonly used in dairy facility design. The difference may result from water conservation efforts of the dairies and the efficiency gained from operating larger milking parlors. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 12-176-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1057 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Free stall en_US
dc.subject Dry lot en_US
dc.subject Water conversation en_US
dc.title Influence of dairy housing on freshwater usage on commercial dairies in western Kansas en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 2 en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mbrouk en_US

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