College - Author 1

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Dairy Science Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Dairy Science

Date

3-2014

Primary Advisor

Leanne Berning

Abstract/Summary

In recent years the dairy industry has been looking more and more into cow comfort. This is because there are many benefits to ensuring cows are in some of the best new facilities. I looked into some of the major issues relating to cow comfort which include how to improve your own dairy, what health problems are common with inadequate cow comfort, and how these issues relate back to milk yield. First cow comfort is outlined and explained, then health problems are shown to be caused by improper cow care and lastly how cow comfort can improve milk yield. In the end, it was found that all these issues can greatly improve milk yield when combined, each having their own impact. Dairies are spending the money to create better facilities for their cows and are seeing the return through increased milk yield.

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