Resting is Important for Cows

It’s well-documented cows that are comfortable make more milk and stay in the herd longer. Cows will display many signs regarding their stress and comfort levels. Monitoring these signs and making adjustments when needed is important to achieving maximum production.

In the May 2015 Wisconsin Agriculturist article Resting is Important for Cows, UW-Extension Green County Agriculture Agent Mark Mayer shares how a cow’s daily routine and cow comfort and can affect resting time.

For more information regarding cow comfort and stall design, please visit UW School of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Production Group Dairyland Initiative.

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