Video: Inside a state-of-the-art transition cow shed

One USA dairy has converted a shed, originally built for calves, into a state-of-the-art facility for transition cows.

The shed at George DeRuyter & Sons dairy in Sunnyside, Washington State, houses 240 close-up cows at any one time. We took a tour of the unit. To find out more, watch the video below.

Farm facts

George DeRuyter & Sons

  • Milking 5,200 cows
  • Averaging 44 litres at 3.8% butterfat and 3.4% protein
  • Cows milked three times daily
  • Supply Dairigold

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