Tim Lawton and Betsy Hicks in milking facility

Linking Lying Time and Lameness on Tiestall Facilities

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Regional Dairy Specialists, Betsy Hicks and Lindsay Ferlito, are working together on a research project, studying cow comfort in tie stall facilities. The project is funded through NY Farm Viability Institute and focuses on working with a group of farms who want to understand ways to optimize cow comfort at their farms. This video highlights two of these dairies and their experiences with the project.


Photo by R.J. Anderson/CCE