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Replacement Housing - Реферат

Two-row freestall barns are typically used for up to 100 heifers, Fig 10. Freestall length for each group in Table 4 is sized to provide maximum comfort for the size of animal in the group. Heifers are grouped in pens around the perimeter of the building.

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Fig. 11 Two-row gated head-to-head freestall barn.

A freestall barn for four groups of heifers and a group of dry cows.


anure is either scraped automatically, the alley is slotted or flushed, because it is not possible to move animals during tractor scraping. When animals have access to outside runs, tractor scraping can be accomplished. Build an 8' alley when a feed cart is used. For drive-through feeding, a 16'-18' alley is required.

Two-row graduated freestall barn

A two-row graduated freestall barn changes the length of the freestall in the pen by placing the curb at an angle to the side of the building. Stalls at one end of the building are shorter than at the other end of the building. The alley floor is sloped toward the freestall where a grated gutter is used to remove manure. The floor slope provides a self-cleaning floor. Stalls are bedded with chopped bedding to allow movement of the manure and bedding through the grate. Gravity gutter, flush gutter or barn cleaner can be used to remove manure. Building temperatures must remain above freezing most of the time to prevent frozen manure in gutters. This type of building requires a controlled natural ventilation system.

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Fig. 12 Two-row gated freestall barn.

A freestall barn for four groups of heifers and a group of a dry cows.


wo-row gated freestall

A two-row gated freestall barn can provide good housing, Fig 11. Two rows of freestalls along one side of a single bunk, all under roof, provides flexibility in feeding system design. Depending on the particular layout, feeding may be accomplished with a feed cart, mechanical bunk or mobile scale mixer. In three-row barns, there is limited bunk space; when feed is always available, competition for feed can be managed.

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Fig. 13 Bedded pack heifer and dry cow barn.

Bedded pack barn for four groups of heifers and a group of dry cows.

Gates across the feeding alley are used to hold animals in bedded pens during alley scraping.

wo-row gated freestalls with optional outside exercise lots, can be used in good weather, Fig 12. Manure in the gated freestall system is easily removed by a tractor-mounted scraper. Cows are fenced in one alley while the other alley is cleaned. When the feed bunk is located on the south or east side in a cold barn, the bunk side of the building may be left open. In warm housing, 4"-8" wide slats are an alternative for manure handling. Slats could be placed over gravity channels to separate manure from animals.

Drive-through gated freestall

Gated freestall barns can be expanded for larger herds by using a common center feed alley. Stall rows are located on both sides of the feed alley. Feeding can be accomplished with drive-through feeding alleys sized for a feed wagon or feed cart.

Bedded Pack

Bedded pack housing is commonly used in conjunction with an outside feeding and exercise area, Fig 13. However, there are advantages of roofing the entire area including the scrape and feeding alley. Provide enough space for each group of animals in the bedded resting area, Table 3. The bedded area is roofed and provides a warm, draft-free resting surface. Bedded pack barns are often sized to allow installation of a scrape alley and freestalls at a later date.

Macadam or crushed rock surface can be used under the resting area pack. If concrete is used, provide drainage by sloping to the scraped manure alley. Add bedding to the upper end of the resting area pack as needed. Remove manure and bedding as a solid 2-4 times a year. A substantial amount of bedding is required to keep animals clean and dry.

Paved feeding alleys are typically scraped 2-3 times per week. Extending the roof over this area reduces runoff. To provide for a system with an outside lot, the feeding alley is extended away from the building and is generally not roofed. Runoff must be controlled to prevent surface water and groundwater contamination.

Outside drive-by feeding can be done or the feed platform can be roofed under the same building when a scrape alley is used. The bunk can be roofed separately when an outside lot is used. Bunk space may be limited in this type of housing so feed should be available at all times to limit competition.

Counter-sloped barn

The counter-sloped barn, a relatively low cost facility, is based on a sloped resting and feeding floor separated by a tractor scraped alley, Fig 14. The resting floor and feeding floor are sloped 8% (l"/ft) toward the center scrape alley and are self-cleaning. Size the resting area of the pens to allow for a self-cleaning resting area. Table 3.

Runoff from uncovered alleys must be controlled to prevent stream and groundwater pollution. The building can also be designed to be completely under roof to control water entry. This system is not recommended for heifers younger than six months or bred heifers during the last three months of pregnancy because of bedding and the larger group sizes.

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Fig. 14 Counter-slope youngstock barn.

Sample barn layout for 72-90 animals with outdoor feeding and scraped manure alley.


ptional outside lots

Optional outside lots can sometimes be incorporated into building design when desired. Outside lots can help reduce manure accumulation in the building, but must be cleaned and managed properly. Outside lots may be of some benefit in reducing foot and leg problems in dry cows. Pasture is sometimes used as part of the feed ration. Animal density is low to allow the pasture to recover after grazing. Pasture can be rotated to provide rest and recovery of vegetation. Pasture that is too heavily grazed becomes a dirt lot over time and can cause problems when not managed properly.

Dirt exercise lots tend to have a high animal density and typically have little or no vegetative cover. They become muddy in wet weather and can cause environmental mastitis in heifers before they enter the milking herd. Use dirt lots only when weather permits.

Concrete paved exercise lots can be incorporated into building designs either as an exercise area or an integral part of the building design. Runoff from lots must be controlled and handled as part of the manure handling and storage system. Additional labor is required to scrape lots and dispose of manure. Consider the cost of a runoff control system in the total system cost. Also consider water quality issues in the overall design of the housing option.

По мере того как подрастает ремонтный молодняк, изменяются его потребности. Под этим подразумевается необходимые изменения в среде обитания животного. Когда телки подрастают, они изолируются от других животных для уменьшения риска заболевания. По мере того как телка растет, она группируется с другими животными, чтобы повысить сопротивляемость болезням и подготовить животного к введению в стадо. В конечном счете, животное вводится в стадо, а затем и в дойное стадо.

Каждый из этих этапов требует строго соответствия жилья физическим потребностям животного.

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Помещения ремонтных животных размещаются в отдельных объектах, изолированно от дойных стад, чтобы способствовать здоровой среде для каждой группы. Хорошо разработанное и правильно управляемое помещение для ремонтного животного позволяет применить наилучшую практику управления, в настоящее время рекомендуемую. Проектируйте пространство, оборудование, окружающую среду, продовольствие, и старайтесь удовлетворить потребности каждой группы. Управляйте ремонтом в группах согласно их специфическим требованиям. Проект объекта должен предусмотреть наиболее простое воплощение плана управления для каждой группы. При проектировании помещения для ремонтных животных, обеспечьте:

  • Требуемый отдых и выгульную площадку.

  • Покрытую, сухую и проветриваемую область отдыха.

  • Хороший и свежий воздух.

  • Необходимое пространство для кормления и поения.

  • Пространство для группировки животных по размерам или возрастным признакам.

  • Чистые участки для поддержки соответствующих санитарных условий.

  • Помещения для изоляции больных животных.

  • Помещения для осмотра животных.

  • Средства обработки.

  • Пространство для обработки и ограничения животных.

Плохо запланированное или неправильно управляемое помещение для животных увеличивает риск заболеваний или травм. Высокая влажность особенно вредна для здоровья животного. Пневмония, понос и другие болезни могут постоянно травмировать жизненно важные органы и уменьшать потенциальную молочную продуктивность животного. Телята и нетели находящиеся в неблагоприятной окружающей среде, никогда не смогут достигнуть их полного генетического потенциала молочной продуктивности.

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