Dairy Housing 2012

Project details
To provide best practice information on suitable housing systems for current and future milk production requirements. To give producers information on the implementation of new buildings and the adaptation of existing.

The document provides information on the following chapters:

Requirements for housing

Feeding arrangements

Animal welfare and legislation

Water provision

Cow behaviour and comfort

Slurry and waste management

Housing systems


Building construction and design


Straw yards

Building biosecurity


Youngstock and heifers


Management and stockmanship

Handling facilities


Completion Date
August 2012

Lead Contractor
The Dairy Group

Other Delivery Partners
SAC, Farm Energy Centre, Livestock Management Systems Ltd.

DairyCo and Morrisons / Arla

Related products and resources
Dairy housing - best practice guide provides information covering a varitey of housing systems. Chapters are available to download  alternatively the full document can be ordered by calling DairyCo publications on 024 7647 8702 or emailing publications@dairyco.ahdb.org.uk.


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