Uzbekistan, DFP 500 cows
The dairy farm project has one dairy cow stable for approximately 500 cows. The dairy cows can rest in modern laying places with comfortable rubber mats. In one part of the stable, the dry cows and maternity are located on straw bedding as cows during these period are very sensitive. The farm layout is with outside paddocks (sand) where the cattle can go during summer time to reduce stress on legs and feet.
The newly born calves are housed under a sun protection roof in individual- and group calf hutches. After two months the calves are housed in a seperate young stock stable; first on straw, later in individual laying places with rubber mats.
The milking parlour is a side by side 2 x 12 rapid exit milking with a capacity of approximately 120 cows per hour. The milking parlour is equipped with automatic identification and milk meters. Upon entering the milking parlour the cows are automatic identified and milk yields are automatic registered in the computerised management program. Cows that need to be inseminated or need treatment can be separated by a selection gate situated in the return alley from the milking parlour.
Ventilation is a combination of fans, ventilation chimneys and ventilation curtains that can be opened and closed according outside temperatures. All manure produced in the stables is moved by manure scrapers in manure cross channels. From the manure cross channels the manure can be pumped towards the lagoons.