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Frandsen, J. H. & Nevens, W. B. (1919). Dairy barn and milk house arrangement (University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 6)


ISSN 0099-5460 (print)

ISSN 2690-8034 (online)


From an economic point of view, as well as from the standpoint of animal comfort, it is highly desirable that adequate barn or shed facilities be provided for the dairy herd. Some farmers have developed the idea that to keep cows healthy and comfortable and to produce sanitary milk it is absolutely necessary to have expensive barns. As a matter of fact, many of the dairy barns where sanitation is the primary object are quite inexpensive. On the other hand, if the barn is conveniently arranged and made to embody the most accepted sanitary features, it is very essential that attention be given to plans and specifications of the barn that is to house the dairy herd to best advantage. Every detail of the new barn should be carefully worked out before actual construction begins.