Livestock health through forced cooling
Conversation with Segev Segalchick
Ventilation and cooling system to improve animal welfare and productivity
Segev Segalchick, farm manager and consultant.
Do you think that ventilation and cooling are two must-have products in order to improve the performance of livestock and to improve productivity and farm efficiency?
In a modern dairy farm, a proper ventilation strategy is strictly required in order to improve the comfort, the milk production during the summer months and, generally, the barn environment?
Constant air movement improves overall air quality, sweeps unpleasant odors out of the barn, disperses ammonia gas and gives the herd a cool breeze. Can we say that comfortable cows are productive cows?
According to your experience, could you say that CMP fans are an effective and inexpensive way to reduce heat stress and to keep the herd healthy and productive?
It seems that thousands of CMP customers spread all over the world could guarantee that CMP fans get the highest payback on customers’ investments. Because of the increased productivity, the increased rest time, the reduced cows feed intake and the reduced health issues, such as fewer and respiratory problems. Do you agree?
Cows comfort research say that cows ventilation and cows cooling sustain the heat abatement. We have already talked about ventilation, but what can we say more about cooling? Is that true that cows must be properly cooled during hot weather in order to face summer heat?
In order to cool, CMP suggests that soaking lines are suitable over feeding lanes by using specific soaking nozzles: in fact, droplet size should be large enough to soak the skin cows. What’s your opinion about that?