Prompt and proper care during the transition period can be considered the foundation on which a cows builds a profitable lactation and provide a healthy replacement.
In the May 25th issue of Hoard’s Dairyman, UW-Extension Dairy Engineer David Kammel and Dr. Gordon Jones describes facility designs to Handle Transition Cows with Ease. This article is the third in a series of three articles featured in Hoard’s Dairyman focusing on transition cow facilities. The other articles included Design Facilities to Optimize Transition Cow Comfort and Nine Considerations for Transition Cow Housing.
For more information regarding transition cow facilities, please visit Dairy Modernization UW-Extension or UW School of Veterinary Medicine’s Dairyland Initiative, or contact UW-Extension Dairy Engineer Specialist David Kammel.