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Loose Housing – Design & Operation Farming Note

Most herds have some area of loose housing, whether that is for the dry cows, youngstock or the main miking herd. Well designed and managed loose housing isĀ great for healthy cattle but the penalty for poor setup and maintenance is dirty cows and high levels of mastitis.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Key design elements of loose housing
  • How to maintain straw beds
  • Loose housing on sand

Issued August 2007.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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