Blog

13
March

7 tips for succesful bedded pack area

The transition cow bedded pack area is only a small part of a modern complex cow barn, but it is equally important to consider all the details in the bedded area designing. These 7 tips will help you build the transition cow bedded pack area practical and labor efficient.

15
February

Options for transition cow facilities

The transition cow facilities and big lines for management are determined already in the cow barn design phase. The bedded pack area is common in maternity pen, but it can also be expanded to dry cows and fresh cows.

15
January

Understanding bedded pack areas

4dBarn interviewed 12 farms last summer and gathered practical experience of bedded pack areas. We compiled lots of knowledge and heard many positive comments!

14
November

Top 10 tips for designing a robot barn

The importance of the user-focusing functional design is often underestimated, but it pays itself back quickly. Here is a 10-point checklist for designing robot barns.

30
July

Deep bedding area = a lot of labor?

Some say: “It needs so much labor”. The others say: “A well kept deep bedding is the absolutely best place for a dairy cow”. 4dBarn is making a survey about deep bedding areas for transition cows and how laborious they really are.

30
June

The right time to separate a cow and a calf – a lot of questions but no answers yet

There are a lot of opinions on how long the cow-calf contact after calving should last. We summarized the latest scientific studies.

31
January

5 times YES! for rearing calves in cold

Cold breeding of calves has a long tradition, but it still creates strong feelings for and against it.

31
December

Good Steel and Bad Steel in the Robot Barn

Read and learn about gating and stall design in the robot barn

29
November

VIC - cow has no time to wait!

Sure you know VIP, but what is VIC?

24
October

New – 4dBarn´s Blog

Finally, we share our thoughts in our own blog.