Virpi Kurkela wrote this article to describe the key features in a functional AMS barn design. It focuses on features that sometime are lacking in AMS barn designs and how important they are to the total herd health and milk production of every cow in the barn. A functional footbath, handling area for lame cows, efficient fetching routine, a separation open for Very Important Cows (VIC) and bedding management are all keys to a successful barn design and a productive milking herd.

 

5 Things to Include in a Barn Design Plan (Virpi Kurkela), Progressive Dairy 4/2020 

Virpi Kurkela for Progressive Dairy Published on 17 April 2020 - https://www.progressivedairy.com/topics/barns-equipment/5-things-to-include-in-a-barn-design-plan

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