Photo 1: The experimental maternity pen that gave cows the option between a hide and open pack.

Cow Comfort at Calving (Vol. 15-1)

Anyone who works in the dairy industry will be aware that there is tremendous variation in maternity pen design. Part of the reason for this variability is a lack of research on what types of environments are best for the cow while she is giving birth. Research at UBC has now recruited the cows’ help […]