Dairy Freestall - Download
This book is now available from the ISU Extension Store:
Dairy Freestall Housing and Equipment, is a complete guide for planning and developing a total dairy facility. Includes cow comfort and manure safety.
From the planning and development process, to various housing options, this book helps with customizing your dairy housing needs. Edition updates include: increased freestall dimensions; freestall housing; heifer facilities; milking parlors and equipment; ventilation systems; feed storage and distribution. Safety guidelines for liquid manure storage are also included.
This book is a must have reference for anyone planning a dairy facility; including builders, engineers, veterinarians, extension educators, technical school instructors, equipment suppliers, dairy producers, nutritionists, and other farm advisors.Contents
- Planning and Developing Total Dairy Facilities
- Dairy Replacement Housing
- Designing Facilities for the Milking Herd
- Milking Center Design
- Housing for Transition and Special Needs Cows
- Building environment
- Manure and Effluent Management
- Feeding Facilities
232 pp., download, 2013