Strategies to implement welfare inside the barn
Interview to Arianna Zanella
Arianna graduated in 2010 at Parma University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she did an internship at a veterinarian about cow’s medicine, surgery and gynecology. At the end of this experience she started her career as a technician for a company that produces feeds and supplements for dairy cattle. She improved her knowledge about cow’s nutrition, calves management and data collection for herds monitoring. Today as a freelance she deals with feeding and health of calves and animal welfare.
Arianna Zanella, Doctor Veterinary Medicine. firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
How much is it important to combine cooling and ventilation?
During the last years, a topic increasingly discussed has been photoperiod. What are the possible advantages of this intervention?