Serrestal® 21st century dairy
The needs of animals as well as the requirements of modern-day
livestock farmers have been integrated into the design of the
Serrestal®. The result of this is a distinctive structure
with optimal ventilation which allows the ideal amount of daylight
Two major aspects in favour of the health and the production
of cows. More than 120 Serrestal® have been constructed and
this housing concept has been widely accepted as a fully-fledged
alternative to traditional structures.
The Serrestal® was designed especially for dairy cattle at
the start of the 21 century. It was the result of a study aimed
at finding an alternative housing concept to the traditional cow
cubicle barn. Preconditions of the study included an improved
production environment, increased animal wellbeing and competitive
The Serrestal® combines all of the above mentioned factors
into a single unique barn concept.
As its base, the Serrestal® for cattle has a hot-dipped
galvanised steel structure with a roof consisting of a combination
of high-quality, translucent, synthetic sheeting. This translucent
roof covering has an extremely positive influence on the reproduction
and wellbeing of your cattle. Research and practical experience
has shown that light positively influences a cow’s hormonal
balance. Milk production increases by 1,8 to 2,2 litres per cow
per day if the animals are exposed to 16 to 18 hours of bright
light per day, the same amount as they would experience outdoors
(Source: Controlling Barn light makes more milk, University of
Maryland, USA 1998).
Feed consumption increases if the feed passage is well lit, while
cubicles stay drier, preventing the growth of bacteria. On the
one hand, the amount of daylight inside the barn is similar to
the outdoors while, on the other hand, unwanted solar radiance
– which causes heat – is filtered out. In addition
to an excellent environment for your cattle, the Serrestal®
also provides improved working conditions for the farmer and his
Although the roof shape differs from commonly used stable designs,
its subdued colouring and its restricted ridge height ensures
that it integrates into its environment.
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