Dairy Modernization

Dairy ModernizationMoving from older tie stall barns to milking parlors and free stall barns allows for increased cow numbers and labor efficiency.  Careful planning is needed to make the move profitable and one that allows for future growth on the farm.





Cow Comfort in Tie Stall Barns

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: May 12, 2014

An article on cow comfort in tie stall barns by Dave Balbian in the PRO-DAIRY section of the August 2013 edition of Dairy Business East.

Cow Comfort Videos

David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Last Modified: May 12, 2014

Cow comfort is an important issue for cow health and milk production.  Dairy specialist Dave Balbian worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County to put together two video on cow comfort, one in tie stall barns and the other in free stall barns.



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