Effect of cubicle technological parameters on welfare and comfort of dairy cows

D. Dimov*

Department of Applied Ecology and Animal Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Abstract. The welfare and comfort of dairy cows is of particular importance and therefore, would become an issue of increasing interest for dairy farmers. A number of studies established that better comfort of cows results in higher milk yields. The impact of technological parameters of cubicles on cows’ comfort and welfare is considerable. The mechanism of influence of cubicle’s parameters on the comfort and welfare of cows is still disputable. This requires more detailed studies in order to provide the necessary level of comfort and hence, better economic parameters of farms.