There are many housing types, from free-stalls and tie stalls to bedded packs, that all can be used for housing various groups and numbers of dairy cattle. The integration of housing type and style with milking and animal handling is critical in developing an efficient dairy system plan.
To learn more, register for the Penn State Technology Tuesdays October webinar, scheduled for Oct. 9 at 8:30-10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Topics will include free-stall, tie-stall and bedded-pack characteristics, grouping strategies, matching parlor size, animal handling, and special-needs animals.
The webinar will be presented by Dan McFarland and John Tyson, Penn State Extension engineers.