At Northwest Dairy Service we carry stock of Artex free-stalls. We have a wide range of mounting options available to meet each dairy's requirements including:
Artex has created a Comfort Zone System to create an indoor environment closest to the natural pasture in order to increase rest time, reduce health issues and increase milk production of the herd.
University and field studies have revealed three main issues related to Cow Comfort.
ENTRANCE: Cows that stand for hours and that are not fully in the stall are more prone to hoof issues and a decreased flow of blood to the udder which results in reduced milk production.
LUNGING: Without proper lunge space a cow reacts with unnatural behavior when attempting to stand and is prone to serious leg or back injury.
OVERCROWDING: Without proper spacing or the ability to lay down comfortably, the animal undergoes stress which directly impacts the production of milk. We believe animals need:
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