When you start looking at building a new facility, it’s best to have your ventilation provider involved early in the process for these three key reasons:
1. Ventilation is a key component of cow comfort and should not be left to the last minute.
2. Depending on the style of the building and ventilation strategy, a few minor tweaks to the design of your building can increase overall ventilation performance and efficiency.
3. Pre-planning your ventilation system will ensure that you get the most out of your investment in cow cooling.
Get the most out of your investment by incorporating ventilation and cow cooling strategies into your design plans.
Have you seen the article in Progressive Dairyman about our new Eastern USA Territory Manager?
Kris Timmerman is bringing her extensive dairy knowledge to the Artex USA Team. Working in tandem with our US Distributing partner Federal Ag Supply, Kris will be at the Keystone Farm Show next week, January 9th - 11th in York, Pennsylvania with Product Specialist Eugene Asnong.
Learn more about why Kris chose to join the Artex team in the January 2018 edition of Progressive Dairyman.
Nestled in the heart of the Fraser Valley, CedarValley Farms is an organic
certified dairy farm milking 400 cows. An hour East of Vancouver, BC,
CedarValley is surrounded by the beautiful Coast Mountains and the Fraser
and Sumas Rivers. Their geography means that 80% of the wind comes from
the South West. When it came time for owners Dave and Rich Vanderwal to
replace their barn, natural ventilation was an easy choice.
Earlier this year, Ventilation Specialist Dan Veeneman wrote this great article on the two pillars of barn ventilation and why they matter to you.
Dirty fans can lose as much as 30% of their efficiency. Keep your fans running at peak performance with Dan's article on the 5 tips and 5 tools you'll need to stay on top of fan maintenance.
In July, Dan Veeneman wrote this great article on how to get the best results from your soaking system for Progressive Dairyman USA.
In July, Ventilation Specialist Dan Veeneman wrote this article for Progressive Dairyman USA. In it, he talks about the easy ways you can identify heat stress in your herd.
In March of 2017, International Sales Manager Sue Hagenson wrote this article for Progressive Dairyman USA on the questions you should ask when trying to choose between headlocks and feed rails.
In December of 2016, US Territory Manager Jeff Bowman wrote this article for Progressive Dairyman.
From low temperatures to fluctuating above and below freezing, and from high humidity to condensation, winter can present a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing a barn.
Baffles vs. No Baffles | Jeff Bowman for Progressive Dairyman
In July of 2016, Territory Manager Jeff Bowman wrote the following article for Progressive Dairyman.
Enma Dairy is located 5 hours South of Cairo and found in a remote area of the Sahara Desert. The project is being built by Al-Enmaa Agriculture Development and Livestock Company, which is a subsidiary of Juhayna Food Industries, one of the largest manufacturing companies in Egypt.
In 2012, construction began on Uruguay’s first modern free stall dairy farm on a very large scale. Estancias del Lago is being constructed after four years of exhaustive research, visiting farms, and many professional consultations.
Dick and Ruby Bengen own and operate Ruby Ridge Dairy on 2200 acres in the beautiful rolling hills just north of Pasco, Washington, USA. The couple started at Ruby Ridge in 2006 with just 1000 cows. Now the Bengen’s currently have approximately 2000 lactating cows and 2100 heifers.
Fair Oaks, Indiana is the home of the well-known Fair Oaks Farms. Just 75 minutes from downtown Chicago, this large family-run operation integrates all aspects of farming in their business model. The land, crops, animals, food and people involved in this business are all working together to improve their surrounding environment, allowing Fair Oaks Farm to be both efficient and transparent to the public. Sustainability is their motto.