The implementation of an intensive cooling system in a large scale dairy farm in South Russia

Published on: 12/18/2019
Author/s : Israel Flamenbaum Ph. D / Cow Cooling Solutions, Ltd.

Cooling means to reduce heat stress from cows was developed over the last four decades in Israel, and are applied to a different degree of success in many farms in the world.  Cooling cows in the farm is based on the daily routine, which includes of cooling the cows by a combination of wetting and forced ventilation in the waiting yard and in the feeding line. In addition, cows are force ven...

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Ehsan Ehsan
Animal Nutritionist
December 18, 2019

Thanks for sharing your great experiences. What is the best summer: winter pregnancy rate based on your own studies? Do you have any document for that? I have one of your papers in which there is no information about pregnancy rate but there is some information about conception rate.
As the second question, what is your opinion about "cross ventilation" in hot and dry area?
Look forward to hearing from you.

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December 21, 2019

Dear ISRAEL FLAMENBAUM,
Your work is unique and we can’t find any parallel insights from anywhere else.I am a dairy farmer from Punjab province of India, here we are in dire need of intensive cooling system as genetic potential of HF cows has improved a lot in recent years but cooling systems are not up to the mark. Every farmer is trying to do their best at individual level but that is not enough to match the cow’s needs as months of July and August are lethal because humidity and temperature both rise to extreme level in these months. Normally we fit the fans at 15-degree angle but it is clear from the photographs in article that angle of fans in the waiting (cooling) area is more than 15 degrees. So it will be of great help from you if you provide some technical details in your articles. I have already asked the representatives of PDFA (our association) about the possibility to BN make contact with you or at least arrange some visits of you before the upcoming summer season. Your articles are providing a great service to dairy farmers world over and also to the cow welfare and well being. As a dairy farmer in India, to keep the cow healthy is the utmost necessity because here you can’t cull a cow like other countries because of religious issues and religious govt. Even if a cow becomes unproductive, you have to keep that cow on farm till her death. Chances of a cow to become unhealthy or unproductive are greater in summer than winter, so cow cooling has a different and greater significance in India than anywhere in the world. So dear Israel Flamenbaum, you should consider about making India your second home.
Thanks.
Jagdeesh Singh,
a dairy farmer from Punjab, India.

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Umberto Francesa Umberto Francesa
Veterinary Doctor
February 13, 2020

Dear Israel,
the following statement made by you, about cooling improving feed efficiency is not exactly what others have said and written about, I thought the general belief was that cooling helps the cows eating normally, under subnormal conditions of clima distress; therefore, by providing an environment for adecuate dry matter intakes.

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February 15, 2020
It is valuable article with enrich knowledge about cooling system during summer month to improve production and reproduction performance of dairy cows farms.
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