Clean, dry, and comfortable describe the essential elements of a proper resting surface for dairy cows. Quality resting areas minimize stress that can lead to better health, improved production, reduced lameness, and cleaner cows.

During an upcoming webinar, Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension engineer, will discuss guidelines for the design and management of freestalls, tie stalls, and bedded pens.

The webinar, “Cow-Centered Housing - Design and Management of Quality Resting Areas,” is part of the Penn State Extension Technology Tuesdays webinar series. It will be held on March 13, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Eastern time.

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