DPC 6, Natural Ventilation for Dairy Tie Stall Barns

Item #: DPC-006

Published: 1998

Pages: 9

A properly designed and operated natural ventilation system will provide healthful conditions for dairy cattle in tie stall barns. Naturally ventilated dairy tie stall barns have adjustable ridge and sidewall openings to allow fresh air to move through the barn without mechanical fans. These barns are insulated the same as mechanically ventilated tie stall barns to allow consistent control of inside winter temperatures and humidity. Well-managed natural ventilation provides fresh, dry, and comfortable conditions for dairy cows in tie stall barns.

NOTE: This document was originally published in cooperation with the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES), a cooperative program of 13 Land Grant Universities and USDA. NRAES became the Natural Resource, Agriculture and Engineering Service. NRAES is no longer active in any form and has become part of Plant & Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) at Cornell University. This document in its present form has been discontinued under NRAES/PALS. It is currently archived under the DPC but is still available.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION
NATURAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS
CONTROL AND OPERATION
INSULATION
CONTROLLING MOISTURE MOVEMENT
SIDEWALL CLOSURES
RIDGE AND STACK OPENING
SUMMARY

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