Livestock Housing Articles

  • Managing Livestock Medicine

    In an ideal world, our cattle would never get sick. But this is the real world, and you need to be prepared. Not only should you have the right medical supplies for your livestock on hand, but also be aware of how to store and handle your livestock medicine. Storage Facilities Ideally, maintaining a facility that stores your medicine will keep you organized. Of course, you ...


    By Lakeland Group

  • Tips For Maintaining And Storing Your Machinery Out Of Season

    While there are still many jobs to do throughout the autumn and winter months, there will be some tools and machinery that you won’t need again until spring next year. There is nothing worse than needing to replace a piece of kit because its suffered damage over winter due to poor maintenance and storage. The following tips will help ensure this doesn’t happen to ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Case study - When my staff is happy, I am happy too!

    Emmanuel Destrijker from Plessisville, Quebec in Canada, is confident that he made the right choice when bying a DACS ventilation system for his second house for layers. - After two years in production, I am confident that I did the right thing, Destrijker says. Destrijker first saw the DACS system at the Eurotier show in 2010. - The system was so different from the systems we ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Weda-Eurotier-Novelty House Equipment: VarioFlex

    A Plus For Freedom of Movement and Security: The New “VarioFlex” Farrowing Pen In cooperation with a research consortium, the Lower Saxonian manufacturers of house equipment, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp have developed a new kind of farrowing pen. With a new structure, the innovation truly lives up to its name, - “VarioFlex“. On a limited ...

  • Florida Dairy Succeeds With AD System

    North Florida dairy with 6,100 mature cows and 5,500 replacements installed anaerobic digestion system that is yielding multiple benefits. Dairy farming in Florida has financial and logistical challenges, including hot, humid summers; high electrical costs; access to fresh water; odor; greenhouse emissions and sandy soil issues. Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida has found sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Senate Passes GMO Bill Creating A National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard With Federal Preemption And Exclusion Information

    On July 7, 2016, the Senate passed a bill, An Act to Reauthorize and Amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for Other Purposes (S. 764), through agreement to the House's amendment to S. 764, with further amendment. While the bill is being referred to as a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling bill, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • StealthNet and OvoControl: A one-two Punch

    A large steel farm building that houses a university’s agricultural animals had a serious problem. Though there is a roof, two of the sides are wide open, and the roof’s open beam structure provided thousands of feet of perching surfaces for pigeons. StealthNet to the Rescue Bird ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Lowara pumps drive livestock operations

    Animal output processed for safe disposal, reuse and renewable energy Xylem scope Xylem Lowara have installed several different types of pumps in this process cycle. Ranging from the DLV submersible pump fitted with Vortex impeller used in the pressurization of wastewater obtained from the separation of the digestate. Various high efficiency e-range pumps ...


    By LOWARA S.r.l.- a Xylem brand

  • Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife

    Can the right breed help keep both domestic animals and native carnivores alive? This story was co-published with High Country News, a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. On a bright fall morning in central Washington, a flock of ...


    By Ensia

  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills commercial poultry quickly once it gets into a barn. It can spread through an infected bird's droppings or nasal discharges - yes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Producer of pet and livestock vitamins and minerals relies on rotary batch mixers

    ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of vitamin and trace mineral pre-mixes, ingredients and food additives used in manufacturing pet food products. In addition, about 10 per cent of the company's output is mixes for bovine and swine feed. "We run about 1100 pre-mixes from 400 different powdered ingredients largely for pet food producers," notes Alliance ...

  • Golf Club at Ravenna case study

    Located in Littleton, Colorado, among the Red Rocks in Waterton Canyon, The Golf Club at Ravenna began as a large real estate development project that included the construction of a world-class golf course.  The championship golf course needed an initial clubhouse, maintenance facility and universal golf cart storage barn and required a fast, reliable and relocatable building ...

  • Huxley hutterite brethren colony case study

    A. Farm Description Barn Type: 80 stall free stall barn with saw dust on floor. Manure Handling: Barn houses 80 cows over 8 pits, each 7 feet deep and 12 feet wide. Manure is stored under the slatted floor for 6 months and then agitated and pumped out. B. The Problems: As the pits are pumped ammonia levels rise significantly resulting in problems for barn staff ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Himmerland dairy farm case study

    A. PRE-TREATMENT Barn Type: 60 tie stall dairy barn. Mats used in stalls. Manure Handling: Barn houses about 17 – 20 cows along each of two 120 foot parallel pits 2.5 feet wide and 5 to 9 feet deep (stepped). The pits gravity drain to the center of the pit and then flow out to an outside manure storage pit via 2.5 foot square pipe. Half of south gutter is used to handle parlour wash. ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Mining in Jordan: challenges and prospects

    The main objective of this paper was to measure the linkages of the mining industry in the Jordanian economy and to determine whether any of the industry sub-sectors can be considered as key sectors. The paper showed that mining had a strong forward and backward linkage to the whole economy and five sub-sectors were considered as the key sectors. These were crude oil and refinery (2.90), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • KESC`s GM suggests making the most of cows

    The Express Tribute with the International Herald Tribune 'Gas recovered from cow manure in Landhi and Korangi can be very useful' Karachi: No questions on load shedding, warned the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) General Manager Mohammed Omar Ghaznavi at the beginning of his speech at an energy awareness seminar on Wednesday. "It is not an easy take to fulfill the energy ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hog facility Texas, USA

    Type of Wastewater System: Supernate pit flush system Problem: This facility was having problems with manure crusting and floating on the top of the pit. This was making it impossible to flush the solids from the pit to an anaerobic digester. It was also having a tremendous buildup of ammonia gas that was causing irritation to the pigs and the employees. Flies were beginning to ...


    By Roebic Laboratories, Inc.

  • Greenhouse gas, animal performance, and bacterial population structure responses to dietary monensin fed to dairy cows

    Received for publication January 27, 2009. The present study investigated the effects of a feed additive and rumen microbial modifier, monensin sodium (monensin), on selected variables in lactating dairy cows. Monensin fed cows (MON, 600 mg d–1) were compared with untreated control cows (CON, 0 mg d–1) with respect to the effects of monensin on the production of three greenhouse gases (GHG), ...

  • Effects of reducing dietary nitrogen on ammonia emissions from manure on the floor of a naturally ventilated free stall dairy barn at low (0–20°C) temperatures

    Received for publication December 30, 2008. This study was conducted to determine the potential for reducing ammonia (NH3) emissions from manure deposited on the floor of a naturally ventilated free stall barn by mid-lactation dairy cows fed reduced or normal N diets. Two crude protein (CP) diets (178 g kg–1 [high] and 159 g kg–1 [low] dry matter ), were used. The diets were fed to 48 Holstein ...

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