Differentiation of the hygrothermal conditions in the barn during hot weather

Wacław Bieda , Piotr Herbut , Sabina Angrecka


The paper discusses how changes of temperature and relative air humidity inside a free stall barn influence the welfare of cows divided into 3 technological groups during a hot summer. The influence of selected microclimate parameters in the barn has been determined with the help of THI index, which the calculated values indicate that occurred cows heat stress. It also point out the need to determine THI index for various zones related with saying by particular technological groups. The authors highlight that the THI index is quite a useful tool for predicting heat stress in particular areas of the barn. Yet, it is necessary to improve the methodology of THI calculation in order to include more microclimate elements.
Author Wacław Bieda (FoEEaLS / DoRC)
Wacław Bieda,,
- Department of Rural Construction
, Piotr Herbut (FoEEaLS / DoRC)
Piotr Herbut,,
- Department of Rural Construction
, Sabina Angrecka (FoEEaLS / DoRC)
Sabina Angrecka,,
- Department of Rural Construction
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Karandušovská Ingrid, Žitňák Miroslav (eds.): Vidiecke stavby v európskych regiónoch: architektúra - konštrukcie - technológie - bezpečnosť, 2013, Slovak university of Agriculture, ISBN 978-80-552-1071-1, 165 p.
Keywords in Englishsummer, dairy cattle, barn, temperature and relative air humidity, THI
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2013/187
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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