Project Number: 8042-31320-077-01
Start Date: Oct 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2016
ARS will provide the Cooperator with feed monitoring information (including daily intakes and feeding behavior) collected from the BARC Holstein Dairy Herd since 2007 using the Cooperator's Feed Monitoring System installed at the BARC Dairy Unit. The Cooperator will analyze the data to determine optimal bunk dimensions and design for use in lactating dairy cattle. ARS will assist with data interpretation and provide feedback on design parameters for practical use in a commercial production setting.