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Baffles vs. No Baffles | Jeff Bowman for Progressive Dairyman
Posted on Aug 7, 2017 by Karen Lally

Baffles vs. No Baffles | Jeff Bowman for Progressive Dairyman

In July of 2016, Territory Manager Jeff Bowman wrote the following article for Progressive Dairyman.

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Proponents of no-baffle barns believe a more open concept allows a more natural environment for the cows:

  • Consider your climate and snow load...
  • Look at sidewall height...
  • At any roof pitch, more fans and electrical usage will be required...
  • With wintertime conventional cross-venting, you can still have a cold side to the barn...
  • In northern climates, look at how many months of the year you need air velocity for cow cooling...

Baffle barn users believe the increased efficiency of their barns outweigh any negatives.

  • Reduces your number of fans and electrical usage significantly than barns with no baffles...
  • Balances air speed through the barn (compared to non-baffled barns)...
  • Winter solutions become more challenging, with positive pressure required between baffles or alternate air inlet strategies...
  • Consider your lighting layout...
  • Don’t install baffles thinking that you can “push air down onto the cows.”...

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