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cattle barn

The Cattle Resource Unit was completed in spring 1999. It can house up to 140 heifers and dry cows. A heifer is a young cow that has not yet given birth.

This greenhouse-type construction is cost efficient, but comparable to most traditional wood buildings in strength and resistance to the elements. The building, which is 180 feet long by 86 feet wide, is made of metal piping and a plastic roof. The sides are curtains that roll down in summer to increase ventilation and roll up in winter to protect the cows from snow and rain. The cows are penned in groups by age.

Features: Housing for replacement heifers for the Kellogg Dairy Center. Animal Science teaching, research and Extension programs.
Address: Horsebarn Hill Road
Website: http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci/labeledansimap.doc

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1376 Storrs Road, U-4090
Storrs, CT 06269
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