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Making the best bed for a cow

What you need to know:

  • Excessive contact between the cow and the cubicle divider or a ‘spillover’ of the cow’s body to the next cubicle is a clear sign of a squeezed pen.

Rest is one of the cornerstones of cow comfort that directly impact on its well-being. Studies indicate that a cow takes 12-14 hours to rest, in between feeding and much of this time is spent lying down. This article focuses on cow comfort in the sleeping cubicles, pens and stalls of a cow barn.

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