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Housing cows at small dairy farms

Housing cows at small dairy farms

Indian Farming 30(5): 25-27, 29

Plans are given for housing a small dairy unit of 6 buffaloes or 7 cows with followers. The facilities, which include separate housing for cows and calves, a large open paddock, feeding troughs (mangers) a water reservoir and sites for a hay or straw stack, manure pit and gas plant, are designed to allow at least 40 ft2 (3.5 m2)/cow or 45 ft2 (4 m2) for buffaloes, and 24 ft2 (2 m2) for older calves in the sheds.

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