Opportunities with low profile cross ventilated freestall facilities

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dc.contributor.author Smith, J.F.
dc.contributor.author Harner, Joseph P.
dc.contributor.author Bradford, Barry J.
dc.contributor.author Overton, M.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-23T20:02:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-23T20:02:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6647
dc.description Dairy Research, 2008 is known as Dairy Day, 2008 en
dc.description.abstract Low profile cross ventilated freestall buildings are one option for dairy cattle housing. These facilities allow producers to control the cows’ environment during all seasons of the year. As a result, an environment similar to the thermoneutral zone of a dairy cow is maintained during both summer and winter, resulting in more stable core body temperatures. Low profile cross ventilated facilities allow buildings to be placed closer to the parlor, thus reducing the time cows are away from feed and water. Other advantages include a smaller overall site footprint than naturally ventilated facilities and less critical orientation because naturally ventilated facilities should be orientated east to west to keep cows in the shade. Other benefits of controlling the cows’ environment include increased milk production and income over feed cost, improved feed efficiency and reproductive performance, reduced lameness and fly control costs, and the ability to control lighting. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 09-134-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1002 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Cross ventilated en_US
dc.subject Freestall facilities en_US
dc.title Opportunities with low profile cross ventilated freestall facilities en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 40 en_US
dc.citation.spage 31 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jharner en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bbradfor en_US

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