If you own cattle, you'll know how important it is to make sure that your herd is as healthy as they possibly can be.
In Britain, central heating and climate control is complex enough to get right in our houses, never mind your large livestock buildings. On top of that, ventilation is easy to forget about or even take notice of when you've got a hundred different things on your mind. However, if you make sure your cow shed is effectively ventilated you'll eliminate a huge number of problems, and most significantly, you'll drastically lower the risk of disease amongst your herd.
To help you out, Waterman's will take you through the 4 key benefits gained from solving airflow problems.
#1. More Fresh Air, For Longer
Poor quality air and dusty, moisture filled environments can cause a wealth of problems for calves and even cows over six months old. If your herd is left in badly ventilated surroundings this can lead to breathing issues, respiratory infections and other problems that complicated and time consuming to clear up. To save yourself hassle in the long run, make sure you invest in a professionally installed and set-up livestock ventilation that is the correct size to circulate air effectively around whatever size livestock building you own.
#2. No More Damp!
Badly ventilated buildings create condensation and damp condition which breeds mould, bacteria and other nasty atmospheric problems that can cause health problems for your cattle. To control the humidity, make sure you install air vents in the roof to help expel warm air created by your cattle and bring in cool, fresh air to help stabilise the moisture in the air.
#3. Control The Temperature In Any Weather
Another benefit of installing a modern ventilation system is that you're able to control the temperature all-year-round, no matter what the season. Tube Ventiliation Systems help to dilute and pathogens and other harmful debris in the air, encouraging more effective air movement, which makes the temperature more even inside the shed, even wet it's hot or bitterly cold outside.
#4. Eliminate Draughts
Your cattle shed should always be ventilated the proper channels such as vents and via proper air control systems, not through draughty gaps in your livestock housing. Cold draughts can leave your cattle open to sickness, infection and general weakness which can impact the efficacy of your herd. Make sure all draughts are identified and dealt with, particularly during periods of extreme weather.