From Dairy Housing
Dry cows (non milking cows) and heifers that don’t need the same feed rations and attention are normally housed in a separate building. Ventilation requirements are similar to the main dairy barn. A bedding pak without free stalls is an option. Lots of natural light, low humidity and abundant fresh air is a must for maintaining good health.
**Consideration needs to be given to maternity pens and sick/treatment pens for the herds overall wellbeing. This area is usually kept at one end of the main free stall barn closest to human traffic so that they will be attended to. The area needs to have good natural light and fresh air.