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Housing Concepts

Well thought-out for harmonic operations

Enough food, fresh water and clean lying areas from the animal perspective, housing design is easy! You as operator of a dairy farm probably put more value on a yield-and cost-effective production of high quality milk.   During the planning phase, GEA Farm Technologies keeps the whole dairy farm in mind - whether you want to change your production processes completely or just partly. Harmonic processes in the cow housing area strengthen the welfare of the animals, whilst smoothly functioning technology will support you in all steps of production. Optimal management in and around the housing helps you to save valuable working time.
Our Farm Design Service helps you during the whole planning process from needs review up to implementation. We have more than 20 years experience in Dairy Design, our know-how is based on more than 10,000 projects for cows, sheep, goats and water buffalos. Just benefit from our experience!

When developing a new investment plan for you, we can help you to answer some key questions:

What exactly are your goals? Short, medium and long-term
What about the operations in your dairy farm?
How can your operations be optimised?

During planning we pay attention to many factors:

  • Local building regulations
  • Subsoil
  • The influence of other buildings
  • Arrange the buildings according to the main wind direction
  • Drainage
  • Area development
  • Position of the milking parlour to the housing
  • Slurry and feed management
  • Milk pick up, feed delivery
  • Optimally matched milking system
  • Optimisation of workflow
  • Milking comfort
  • Animal-friendly shed design
  • Animal comfort
  • Optimal animal traffic in the whole dairy unit
  • Integration of external buildings
  • etc.

GEA Farm Technologies will help you to plan what is best for your dairy farm. The following areas should be given particular consideration in the design of a cow-friendly housing concept:

  • Running and resting area
  • Feeding area(s)
  • Holding areas
  • Selection area
  • Calving area
  • Treatment area

If you need any further details or would like to discuss your particular requirements with your local sales specialist, please complete the Information Request Form.