Date: 10 Oct 2022

Category: Organic

Nature Native Shelters At Annam Farms

Nature Native Shelters At Annam Farms

Shelter is one of the basic necessities for every living thing. The same goes for cattle, which need comfort to ensure optimum productivity. Hence, the cow's heat tolerance is high when compared to the human's. In today's world, many commercial milk production companies tie their cattle to an enclosed environment which only increases their stress level and reduces productivity. Thus, we at Annam dairy farm in Chennai allow our cows to graze freely on the farm instead of tying them. Hence, in this blog, we will learn why native shelters are required for our cattle.

Importance Of Traditional Earthern Floors:
You may think a barn with high facilities can make your cow happy. But you're indeed mistaken. The cow's leg carries a considerable weight, and the concrete floor fails to absorb the same if it is not absorbed correctly. It is this why the barn floor should be dry, always making it suitable ground for the cow to balance the whole body weight. The wet concrete floors invite laminitis and lameness in cattle.

Therefore, it is always preferred to have cattle shed for higher productivity and comfort of the cattle. The floor of the cow shed should be made of earth, which should be levelled for the cattle to sit comfortably. The following is the standard that should be followed for space in cow housing.

  • Calves 1 month to one year: 25 square feet
  • Calves between 1 – 2 years: 30 square feet
  • Heifer and Adult Cow : 60– 100 square feet

It also should be noted that the cow shed should not be built entirely with bricks but should have space for a fence made of wood or steel for unrestricted movement. Hence, this is the ideal layout for cow housing in tropical regions.

We at Annam Farms provide such ambience for our cattle for their wellbeing at our organic farms in Chennai. Our shelters are made naturally with enough space for the cows to sit comfortably. We ensure a neat and clean environment for our cattle by disinfecting the covers regularly.

Hence, this helps to maintain the overall hygiene of a healthy and well-raised cow.