Freestall Cow Comfort Program

  • Monday, December 2, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production.
Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through a facility assessment.
Each Cow Comfort Workshop is a day-long program held from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk-throughs and discussion.

Freestall Cow Comfort Workshop
Featured Speaker
Rick Grant, PhD, President of Miner Institute
Dr. Grant is well-known for his research surrounding stocking density and time budgets for dairy cattle.


  • Why do We Care about Cow Comfort?
  • Economics of Cow Comfort
  • Stocking Density
  • Ventilation and Heat Abatement
  • Cow Comfort Assessment Tool
  • Tour Host Farm & do Cow Comfort Assessment


Cost: $30.00 Not enrolled with NWNY Team / $20.00 Enrolled with NWNY Team (currently receive Ag Focus)

At the Door
$25.00 Enrolled w/ NWNY Team (currently receive Ag Focus)
$35.00 Not enrolled w/ NWNY Team

Registration or Questions:

Brandie Waite 585.343.3040 ext 138 or bls238@cornell.edu

Check out the flyer for more dates and locations:

Cow Comfort Freestall Flyer (PDF; 1365KB)


Mulligan Farm
5403 Barber Rd
Avon, NY 14414

Last updated November 22, 2019