Dairy cows are very sensitive to heat stress, which can cost the dairy farmer over Euro 250,00-Euro 300,00 per cow per year.
Higher producing cows exhibit even more signs of heat stress . There is increasing evidence that relatively low temperatures can lead to depressed feed intakes , lower milk yields, reduced fertility and increased risk of mastitis.
Heat Stress is linked to ambient temperature and to relative humidity.
The temperature-humidity index , or THI, is the common indicator for heat stress.
While the heat stress threshold was previously set at a THI value of 72, new studies show that a THI of 68 already effects the milk production, health and reproduction of high yielding cows.
Simple tips to reduce the negative impacts of heat stress on dairy cattle :
1. Provide adequate shade.
2. Provide cooling with fans .
3. Supply of enough fresh and clean water.
4. Modificate feed rations to increase energy supply and decrease heat load on the cow.
5. Add sprinklers/soakers and/or misters/foggers when possible.
Latest motor technology now applied in ABBI-FAN fans. The ABBI-FAN 140-XXP fan is Abbi-Aerotech’s latest development in dairy barn fans. This fan is by far the most energy efficient in the market for larger axial fans. A sophisticated suspension system automatically ensures that a running fan is correctly positioned. The ABBI-FAN 140-XXP fan is equipped with a permanent magnetic motor and accompanying electronic control.Download product leaflet
State of the art motor technology now available and affordable!
CLASSIC fans are tested and reliable fans. The motor, blades and casing (galvanised steel sheet) are tailored to the specific dairy housing conditions. High airflow coupled with efficient energy consumption make this an attractive purchase, certainly when taking the low purchase price into consideration. That is why this fan is proud to carry the name CLASSIC.
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Also the milking parlour additional air movement ensures cooling on hot days.
Not only the milker, but also the milking cow take advantage of the additional air movement. The cows stay calm (less flies).
To enable this Abbi-Aerotech delivers a stepless controllable fan, the Abbifan 5050 or 5060, with an aircapacity of 5200-8500 m/h. These fans are blowing horizontally over the cows and are suitable for an area of ca.30-50 m. They are accommodated with guards on both sides and meet CE-Standard. The support can be made with rods or chain. With a simple control, e.g. ESA 2305, you can manually choose the preffered revolutions.Download product leaflet
Abbifan 140-XXP now equipped with EC DC motor
for extremely low power consumption and an affordable price!
ABBI-FAN 140-X fans are the best option for the necessary cooling:
Each situation is different and asks for different solutions. We have many years of experience in different climate conditions, in different places around the world. And these practical experiences are for free for any serious farmer who wants the best for his cows and himself.