Adequate environmental conditions are essential to ensure the wellbeing and productivity of dairy cattle. The use of compost-bedded pack barn (CBP) systems in dairy farming certainly improves animal welfare conditions, but it is necessary to evaluate and characterize the thermal environment inside the facilities. The main objective of this study was to map the thermal environment inside a CBP system with positive-pressure ventilation. Through mapping, it was possible to identify regions with more challenging conditions for animals in terms of thermal comfort. The results achieved can be used to direct decision-making processes to create adequate environmental conditions for the hosted animals.

Mapping of the Thermal Microenvironment for Dairy Cows in an Open Compost-Bedded Pack Barn System with Positive-Pressure Ventilation / Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Alves; Tinôco, Ilda de Fátima Ferreira; Damasceno, Flávio Alves; Oliveira, Victor Crespo de; Ferraz, Gabriel Araújo e Silva; Sousa, Fernanda Campos de; Andrade, Rafaella Resende; Barbari, Matteo. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:(2022), pp. 1-20. [10.3390/ani12162055]

Mapping of the Thermal Microenvironment for Dairy Cows in an Open Compost-Bedded Pack Barn System with Positive-Pressure Ventilation

Andrade, Rafaella Resende;Barbari, Matteo
2022

Abstract

Adequate environmental conditions are essential to ensure the wellbeing and productivity of dairy cattle. The use of compost-bedded pack barn (CBP) systems in dairy farming certainly improves animal welfare conditions, but it is necessary to evaluate and characterize the thermal environment inside the facilities. The main objective of this study was to map the thermal environment inside a CBP system with positive-pressure ventilation. Through mapping, it was possible to identify regions with more challenging conditions for animals in terms of thermal comfort. The results achieved can be used to direct decision-making processes to create adequate environmental conditions for the hosted animals.
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Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Alves; Tinôco, Ilda de Fátima Ferreira; Damasceno, Flávio Alves; Oliveira, Victor Crespo de; Ferraz, Gabriel Araújo e Silva; Sousa, Fernanda Campos de; Andrade, Rafaella Resende; Barbari, Matteo
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