Cow Comfort: Can it be Improved in Your Barn?

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Cow Comfort: Can it be Improved in Your Barn?

This presentation will cover typical cow behavior, cow comfort measurements, as well as, tie stall and freestall housing design and management factors that affect comfort and well-being. Suggestions to improve comfort in existing facilities will also be discussed.

Dan McFarland is an Agricultural Engineering Educator for Penn State Extension with program responsibilities in Southcentral & Southeast Pennsylvania. Program emphasis involves animal shelter and environmental systems design. Dan works closely with producers and agricultural professionals on issues related to new dairy shelter design and improvement of existing facilities. Educational efforts include farmstead design and layout, animal comfort and well-being, ventilation system design and management, resting and feeding area design, heat stress abatement, and watering systems.

Location:

Online

Address:

278 S MAIN ST STE 2
SAINT ALBANS, VT 05478-2071
United States

Cost:

Free

Contact Name:

Susan Brouillette