Cooling system for cows

Pedro has a 2.500 dairy farm in Mexico, where the heat can be a real problem.

Pedro's solution is cooling his cows 6x a day in the summer. The cows go in a special pen for 50 minutes between milking. They get 1 minute water, then 5 minutes of air and so on. The ventilation is high speed: 3 metres per second.

What do you think of this?

Comments (11)

Hoang

This is a very good way to decrease heat stress.
In Vietnam many farms applied this but we use waiting room at milking parlor instead of special pen (cooling 2x before milking and 4x between milking)

Tommy Wollesen

extremly expensive both in labout cost, and try to think on, wake the cows up from sleeping in the beds, to bring them to the cooler, the will droop a lot of milk, If this farmer had Green Stall Easy, we would cool the cows in the beds.

Agriane

This video is being promoted as something new. In the USA this is common practice on all dairies in hot climates for many many years

Hans van ruiten

why not cooling cows in the holdinpen before milking they have to wait anyway

Dupe Ogunbosoye

Yes the system is good. I will want to know the possibility of installing it in tropical country like Nigeria. Who can I contact? Thank you

Edwin

Am thinking of my situation in Kenya when the cold season sets in in April. Any idea what we could possibly improvise to warm them up in an economically viable way?

Liam Chambers

Very expensive system in capital and running costs. Why not go for outdoors sylviepasture and a mobile milking parlour, a la James Elizondo instead- no buildings, little energy costs , nor great or comlicated farm-infrastructure, no need for slurry handling or spreading and sustainable , better soil organic matter, and sustainable, which this example of yours clearly is not?

Begerano Albert

We are doing it in chicken houses in Nigeria, it is common in dairies in Israel, in the humid and dry regions. It can be done in Nigeria too.
Mrs. Dupe Ogunbosoye, we are in Ibadan and Yola.

solomon

hello begerano, kindly contact me, we trying to set up a 20,000 bird slaughter per week poultry facility in nigeria
solomon (+234-706-185-7731)

solomon

Begerano Albert wrote:
We are doing it in chicken houses in Nigeria, it is common in dairies in Israel, in the humid and dry regions. It can be done in Nigeria too.
Mrs. Dupe Ogunbosoye, we are in Ibadan and Yola.

hello begerano, kindly contact me, we trying to set up a 20,000 bird slaughter per week poultry facility in nigeria
solomon (+234-706-185-7731)

Anouk Brinkhoff

Hi everybody, thanks for the many reactions and great thoughts!
Here are some more ideas: shade , sprinklers , fans, misters
(if dry air misters will work, with high humidity you need showers or high air speed).

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