Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 1: Herd combination and the production cycle

The main focus of this series is to provide the dairy farmer with the necessary advice and information regarding dairy structures from an engineering point of view. Enjoy...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 2: Different dairy cattle breeds and basic requirements

Dairy cattle breeds differ in many ways. Some breeds adapt better than others in particular environmental circumstances and the quantities of milk, butter fat and protein...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 3: Environmental requirements

The purpose of the intensive housing system for dairy cows is mainly the provision of an environment in which the stress factors which accompany milk production, as well ...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 4: Influence of the thermal environment

High temperatures Warm and humid weather conditions cause heat stress in dairy cows, which decreases milk production, milk quality and reproduction. The health status of...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 5: Prevailing weather and physical environmental requirements

Considering the biological characteristics of dairy cows and the influence of high and low temperatures on production, the climatic conditions prevailing in a certain reg...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle: Part 6: Influence of unfavourable environmental conditions

The occurrence of wet, muddy conditions and accumulation of manure, do not only make the production of hygienic milk difficult, but also contribute to mastitis, hoof and ...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 7: Planning of a dairy

The planning and construction of a successful dairy require thoughtful actions and the involvement of various knowledgeable people. Many problems and complaints about dai...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read

Create the perfect environment for your dairy cattle – Part 8: Milking parlours and related structures

There is a wide variety of options to choose from when constructing a dairy parlour. These parlours are costly to build; therefore, you will mostly find them on commercia...

13 May 2022 · < 1 min read