Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

Active in over 45 countries

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Building For The Cow

  • How do I translate all the cow signals and cow needs to barn design?

  • How do I ensure that my cows produce for one or two lactations longer in my new or renovated barn?
     

Every day, many mistakes and false economies are still being made in barn designs. The cow’s needs are clear. We’re not talking about cow comfort any more, but about cow basics.

In this training course we introduce farmers and advisers to different ideas. We illustrate practical examples and common mistakes from 20 different countries. Together with farmers, we try to find the best compromise. So we look at the cow, but also at the farmer. The solution needs to be affordable and easy to achieve. And, potentially, the barn space may have to be used differently or extended in the future.
Good cow health, welfare and production are the basis for a successful farm. So build a barn which makes that possible.
 

The health of the cows also depends on good hygiene, low infection pressure, low threat from disease, an efficient vaccination programme and quick and effective treatment for disease. Invest in useful solutions such as a calving area, changing area, proper hoof trimming area, selection gate and treatment area.
 


Quotes from participants:

“I’ve learned that you can build large and cheap"
"It's very important to avoid cows waiting about."
"You want a better a idea of your high-risk animals, especially your 2 weeks post-calving group"
"As a farmer you tend to be very quick to say: yes, but it can't be done. But you need to be open to new ideas"

Want to know more about training courses and lectures?

Call Joep Driessen +31-(0)6-54267353 or e-mail joep.driessen@cowsignals.com

“Bring the pasture into the barn”

The 6 freedoms of the pasture should also be present in the barn. So make sure the cows have plenty of feed, water, light, air, rest and space. CowSignals Daimond, CowSignals Training Company.