Use of cooling elements in the barn - sprinklers

Implementation

Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region

Continental
Continental

Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Summer

Farming system

ANIMALS
Dairy cows

Description of the measure

Reduced heat stress through additional sprinklers

Comments on sustainability

During heat periods the animals suffer from heat stress. Ventilators help the cows to cool down,to increase the animal comfort, to keep them healthy and to keep the high milk production. Some investments are needed and the ventilators need additional energy and water. This is preferable with renewable energy (GHG would become neutral). Advice is probably needed to implement this measure.