By observing animals and their habitats, you can often see what is happening in and around the barn.
BASED ON PRACTICE, FOR PRACTICE, that is my working method.
Especially during the period when your livestock is in the barn, but also when they are out at pasture, you can see where the bottlenecks are in the animals' environment.
You just have to know what to look for in order to see the connections.
For example, a dairy farmer contacted me with the issue that (in a certain part of the barn) the cows are often crowded together.
Despite there being plenty of space in the barn.
At another dairy farm, the cows did not want to walk out of the milking parlor after milking.
They " remained standing "demonstratively.
I could go on and on with other situations in and around the barn....
In consultation with both dairy farmers, we investigated the situations on site.
Fortunately, the solution often lies in small and targeted adjustments.
Do you also encounter "strange situations" on your farm regarding animal behavior and environment?
Then don't hesitate to contact me, click here.
Together we can see how we can approach and solve this in a practical way.
Source text Ronald Rongen, photos Ronald Rongen and Nicole Beuwer-Roeven