Dairy Housing - Chapter 1: Requirements for housing

Published 3 September 12

This chapter gives an overview of the requirements of housing and provides a description of the variations of housing systems available. For a housing system to be successful, it must provide for the spatial and behavioural needs of the cow. The design of the system can affect the health and welfare of the cows which can then have an influence on ailments such as lameness and mastitis.

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