American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers


Sixth International Dairy Housing Conference Proceeding, 16-18 June 2007, (Minneapolis, Minnesota) (Electronic Only)


  1. Influence of Facilities on Cow’s Time Budget
    Authors:   Joseph P. Harner, John F. Smith, Michael J. Brouck
    Keywords:   Keywords: freestalls, facilities, feed line, time budget
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.23117
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  2. State of the Art Free Stall Designs: Do They Allow Lame Cows to Maintain Normal Patterns of Stall Use?
    Authors:   Maria J Marin S., Matthew J Schaefer, Rebecca L Mentink, Rebecca J Banks, Diego F Calderon B., Nigel B Cook
    Keywords:   Cow comfort, lameness, mattress, sand
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22823
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  3. Planning and Design Considerations for Transition and Special Needs Cow Housing
    Authors:   David W Kammel, Robert E Graves
    Keywords:   Dairy, transition, design, cows, facility, buildings
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22822
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  4. Comfort and Hygiene of Dairy Cows Lying on Bedding Limestone vs. Separated Solids
    Authors:   Arnold Hippen, Alvaro D Garcia, Wim Hammink, Lowery J Smith
    Keywords:   Bedding, manure, cow comfort, cow cleanliness, hygiene, bacteria, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, coliforms
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22821
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  5. The Effect of Lying Surfaces on Milk Yield and Udder Health in Norwegian Free Stalled Dairy Herds
    Authors:   Lars Erik Ruud, Olav Osteras
    Keywords:   Dairy cattle, lying surface, cubicle flooring, mat, mattress, milk yield, clinical mastitis
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22820
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  6. Recycling Digested Manure Solids for Dairies
    Authors:   Daniel J Meyer, Leo Timms, Lara Moody, Robert Burns
    Keywords:   Keywords: Anaerobic, digester, separator, separated solids, bedding bacteria count, somatic cell count, separator manure analysis, composted separated solids
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22818
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  7. The Dual Roles of Cow Comfort in the ‘Get Lame – Stay Lame’ Hypothesis
    Authors:   Nigel B Cook
    Keywords:   Lameness, Cow Comfort
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22819
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  8. Large Scale Dairy Farming in The Netherlands: Economic Evaluation and Environmental Impact
    Authors:   Hendrik Jan Cornelis van Dooren, Paul J Galama
    Keywords:   Dairy farming, large scale, economic analysis, environmental impact, grazing, labor
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22817
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  9. The Typical Layout of Dairy Farm in China
    Authors:   Sam SHI
    Keywords:   Key words: Dairy farm, farmstead plan, China, facilities, layout
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22816
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  10. Packing Bunkers and Piles to Maximize Forage Preservation
    Authors:   Brian J Holmes, Richard E Muck
    Keywords:   Silage, Bunker Silo, Silage Piles, Density, Porosity, Dry Matter Loss, Feed Loss, Aerobic Decomposition
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22815
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  11. Milk Production, Reproductive Performance, Milk Somatic Cell Count and Disease Incidences in Alternative Housing Systems for Dairy Cows
    Authors:   Egil Simensen, Camilla Kielland, Knut Egil Bøe, Lars Erik Ruud, Geir Næss
    Keywords:   Keywords: Dairy cattle, tie-stalls, free-stalls, milk production, reproduction, disease incidence, cubicle flooring, mattress
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22814
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  12. Hydraulic Approach to Flush Systems for Dairy Manure Removal
    Authors:   Matteo Barbari, Elena Bresci, Antonio Giacomin, Paolo Ferrari
    Keywords:   Dairy freestall, manure removal, flushing, Manning’s coefficient
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22813
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  13. Subclinical Mastitis Caused by Staphylococcus Aureus: Analysis Cost Benefit of Antibiotic Therapy in Lactating Cows
    Authors:   Luiz Francisco Zafalon, Antonio Nader Filho, Soraia Vanessa Matarazzo
    Keywords:   subclinical mastitis, treatment, antibiotic, Staphylococcus aureus, costs
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22812
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  14. Optimization of Cow Management and Sorting Capabilities with Robotic Milking: the Eastern Canada Experience
    Authors:   Yves Choinière, Christian Lemay
    Keywords:   Robotic milking, floor plan, cow management
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22811
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  15. Biogas Production Fluctuations Associated with Feeding Frequency for a Mixed Digester
    Authors:   Scott F Inglis, Curt A Gooch
    Keywords:   Dairy manure, anaerobic digestion, Whey, Biogas, Feeding rate, Food waste
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22810
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  16. Effect of Stall Base Type on Herd Health, Costs, and Producer Satisfaction
    Authors:   W K Fulwider, T Grandin, D J Garrick, T E Engle, N L Dalsted, W D Lamm, B E Rollin
    Keywords:   Bedding requirement, maintenance cost, producer satisfaction, stall base
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22809
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  17. Technical and Economical Analysis of Manure Management in Loose Housing Systems for Dairy Cows
    Authors:   Matteo (or initial) Barbari, Paolo Ferrari, Paolo Rossi
    Keywords:   Dairy farms, housing, bedding, dairy wastes, management, cost analysis
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22808
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  18. Effect of the Season at the Birth on the Performance and Health of Calves
    Authors:   Jan J. J Broucek, Stefan Mihina, Peter Kisac, Michael Uhrincat, Anton Hanus, Miloslav Soch, Jan Travnicek
    Keywords:   Dairy calf, temperatures, growth, health, housing, cooling
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22807
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  19. Survey of Milking Facilities, Management, and Performance on Wisconsin and Italian Dairy Farms
    Authors:   Robert D Bade, Kathryn J Hohmann, Jose Pantoja, Maddalena Zucali, Pamela Ruegg, Douglas J Reinemann
    Keywords:   claw vacuum, milk flow rate, milking parlor, milk quality, parlor efficiency, parlor performance, teat condition
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22806
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  20. Remodeling a Tie/Stanchion Stall Barn for an Interim Milking Parlor
    Authors:   David W Kammel, Vance J Haugen
    Keywords:   Keywords: Parlor, Dairy, Milking, Remodel
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22805
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  21. Field Observations on Barn Layout and Design for Robotic Milking
    Authors:   Jack Rodenburg, Harold K House
    Keywords:   Robotic Milking, Automatic Milking, Voluntary Milking, Dairy Barn Layout
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22804
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  22. Methods for Measuring and Interpreting Milking Vacuum
    Authors:   Douglas J Reinemann, Norman Schuring, Robert D Bade
    Keywords:   milking machines, testing, vacuum level, milking vacuum
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22803
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  23. Theoretical Heat Needs for Digestion of Raw and Diluted Sand-Laden Dairy Manure
    Authors:   Scott F Inglis, Curt A Gooch
    Keywords:   Sand-laden dairy manure, anaerobic digestion, heat, sand-manure separation
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22802
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  24. A Survey of Biogas Production Systems in Europe, and Their Application to North American Dairies
    Authors:   Harold K House, Jake DeBruyn, Rodenburg Jack
    Keywords:   Keywords Anaerobic digestion, Biogas production, Methane production, Electricity generators
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22801
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  25. Temporal Variations in Gas and Odor Emissions from a Dairy Manure Storage Pond
    Authors:   Lingying Zhao, Matt Darr, Xinying Wang, Roderick Manuzon, Michael Brugger, Eric Imerman, Glen Arnold, Harold Keener, Albert J Heber
    Keywords:   Hydrogen sulfide, odor, ammonia, emission, variations, dairy facilities, manure storage
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22800
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  26. The Health of Dairy Cows and Their Stockpeople
    Authors:   Christina Kolstrup, Jan Hultgren
    Keywords:   Physical health, psychosocial health, farm workers, animal health, dairy cattle
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22799
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  27. Labor Practices and Technology Adoption on New Zealand Dairy Farms
    Authors:   Jenny Jago, Ian Ohnstad, Douglas J Reinemann
    Keywords:   Labor requirements, technology adoption, automatic cup attachment
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22798
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  28. Psychosocial Work Environment among Swedish Livestock Workers
    Authors:   Christina Kolstrup
    Keywords:   Psychosocial work environment, farm workers, dairy farming, pig farming, questionnaire
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22797
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  29. The Impact of Mild Heat Stress and Lameness on the Time Budgets of Dairy Cattle
    Authors:   Nigel B Cook, Rebecca L Mentink, Thomas B Bennett, Karl Burgi
    Keywords:   Heat stress, lameness, time budgets
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22796
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  30. Characteristics of Low-Profile Cross-Ventilated Freestalls
    Authors:   Joseph P Harner, John F. Smith ProfessorJohn F. Smith Professor F Smith, M De Haro Marti, Ronald E Sheffield, Joseph M Zulovich, Steve H Pohl, Sriramulu Pasikanti, Charles D Fulhage, Richard E Nicoli, Brian Hetchler, Larry D Jacobson, Kevin Dhuyvetter, Michael J Brouk
    Keywords:   Cross ventilation, low profile, air quality, air emission
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22795
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  31. Electronic Monitoring of Behavioral Patterns of Dairy Cows in a Cooling Freestall
    Authors:   Soraia Vanessa Matarazzo, Mauricio Perissinotto, Iran Jose Oliveira da Silva, Daniella Jorge Moura, Sergio Augusto Albuquerque Fernandes
    Keywords:   Environment, heat stress, evaporative cooling, cow behavior
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22794
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  32. Selection of a Heat Abatement System in the North East United States
    Authors:   John T Tyson
    Keywords:   Cooling, Heat Stress, Heat Abatement, Facilities, Dairy, Ventilation, Tunnel Ventilation, Evaporative Cooling
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22793
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  33. Effects of High Temperatures on Milk Production of Dairy Cows in East Central Europe
    Authors:   Jan J. J Broucek, Stefan Mihina, Stefan Ryba, Michael Uhrincat, Jan Travnicek, Miloslav Soch
    Keywords:   Dairy cow, temperatures, production, housing, cooling, heat stress
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22792
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  34. Thermal Responses of Holstein Dairy Cows on Pastures with High Solar Loads and High Winds.
    Authors:   C N Lee, P E Hillman
    Keywords:   Body temperature, wind, solar load, dairy cows, heat stress, thermoregulation, behavior, pasture, lying, standing
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22791
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  35. Consumptive Water Use of Evaporative Pads
    Authors:   Joseph P Harner, Cole Schmidt, Michael J Brouk, John F Smith
    Keywords:   Key Words: Water usage, evaporative cooling, cooling systems
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22790
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  36. Housing Factors to Optimize Respiratory Health of Calves in Naturally Ventilated Calf Barns in Winter
    Authors:   Kenneth V Nordlund
    Keywords:   calf barn, respiratory disease, microenvironment, nesting, airborne bacteria, natural ventilation, positive pressure supplemental ventilation, fabric air duct, polyethylene vent tubing
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22789
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  37. Lying Space Requirements for Group Housed Calves
    Authors:   Gry Færevik, Inger Lise Andersen, Knut Egil Boe
    Keywords:   Resting behaviour, Lying area, Space allowance, calf
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22788
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )

  38. Effect of the Cooling Environment on Dry Matter Intake of Diets of Tropical Roughage and their Mixtures, on Milk Production of Holstein Cows in Freestall
    Authors:   Fabio Prudencio de Campos, Patrícia Sarmento , Soraia Vanessa Matarazzo, Juliana Rodrigues Pozzi Arcaro, Luiz Gustavo Nussio, Wilson Roberto Soares Mattos, Cristina Dib Corsi, Marcos Rogério Gasqui da Conceicao, Daniela Martins
    Keywords:   Environment, physiological parameters, nutrition, roughages, heat stress, milk production, Temperature Humidity Index
    DOI:   10.13031/2013.22787
    ( Free Abstract )    ( Download PDF )