Exemplary sloped floor housing for dairy cattle

By Sontgerath, B., Landtechnik, 1991
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The suitability of sloping floor systems for dairy cattle housing is discussed. Advantages of the system include the facts that this is a loose housing system with litter and gives good claw health, is ecologically acceptable and easy to install. Problems may arise with lack of movement by dairy cows, preventing treading of the manure towards the dung channel, and lack of udder cleanliness, causing milk hygiene problems. Space requirements per cow, labour requirements and investment costs are considered
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