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Up-to-Date Dairy Plans

Posted: August 3, 2006

A new book, Penn State Housing Plans for Milking and Special Needs Cows is now available.

The plans in this book were developed to current standards and recommendations for optimum cow comfort, worker productivity and environmental protection. In addition to 13 alternative freestall barn arrangements that vary from 62 to 384 freestalls there are 11 plans for special needs cows. Also included are plans for details including design and dimensions for freestalls, fenceline feed barriers, waterers, ridge openings and walls.

Penn State Housing Plans for Milking and Special Needs Cows, NRAES 200 can be ordered from NRAES on line at www.nraes.org, by phone at 607-255-7654, or by mail at P.O. Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. The cost of the book is $23 plus $6.00 shipping and handling. Quantity discounts are available.

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Robert E. Graves
Agricultural Biological Engineering Extension