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Automatic Cooling Control in Dairy Farm of Cangzhou Region Based on THI

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting  162460027.(doi:10.13031/aim.20162460027)
Authors:   Defa Meng, Liangdong Liu, Decheng Wang, Bingnan Ye, Juan Gao, Changbin He
Keywords:    Animal welfare, control system, cows.


The summer high temperature has bad effect on dairy industry in Cangzhou region north China. Based on physiological characteristics of dairy cows, an automatic cooling control system with fans and sprinklers was advanced. The system has four grades to cooling down the temperature depend on the real time THI (Temperature-humidity index) of dairy farm. It can establish an environment that is fit for dairy cows, reduce the heat stress of dairy cattle, and decrease the wave motion of milk production

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