Your cow's comfort is one of the single most important aspects of your dairy. Which housing option is right for you? Below we have separated publications by housing type. If you already know what will work for you then reach out and let us help you get started.
Compost Bedded Pack Barn
The compost bedded pack barn is a housing system consisting of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings and manure composted into place and mechanically stirred on a regular basis.
- Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design
- Ten Essential Rules for Building a Compost Bedded Pack Barn
- Kentucky Compost-Bedded Pack Barn Project
- Compost Barns Take a Cue From the Weather
- Understanding Bedding Materials for Compost Bedded Pack Barns
- Winter Management of Dairy Compost Bedded Pack Barns
- Lessons learned on ventilation in compost bedded pack barns
- Compost Bedded Pack Barns Can Work
- Guidelines for Managing Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
- A Global Prospective on Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
- A Look Into Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
- Taking Another Look At Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
- Compost Bedding Enhances Cow Comfort
- Comparison of Bacterial Populations in Bedding Material, on Teat Ends, and in Milk of Cows Housed in Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
- Cow Comfort Drives University Research
- Sand bedded freestall and compost bedded pack effects on cow hygiene, locomotion, and mastitis indicators
- Understanding compost bedded pack barns: Interactions among environmental factors, bedding characteristics, and udder health
- The relationship between compost bedded pack performance, management, and bacterial counts
- Compost bedded pack dairy barn management, performance, and producer satisfaction
A fully covered facility usually built with steel roofing. Usually have a concrete floor area and a softer surface area that provides individual spaces (freestall) where cows lie down.
- Cow comfort matters, in tie-stalls too
A tie-stall barn gives each cow her own stall with bedding and free access to food and water in front of her in a manger. She is milked in her stall, alongside her herd mates. Afterwards she can be let out to pasture.