barn lighting

Help Support CattleToday:

A

Anonymous

any problem in setting up a couple of mercury vapor lights inside a barn so they go on automatically at dusk. Will it interfer with a cows ability to get adequate rest? I see many benefits, not the least of which is a calfing aid.
<br>
<br><hr size=4 width=75%><p>


[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

Use a HPS (high pressure sodium) or a high output flourescent they are cheaper to run, and produce a softer light. We only leave a small one on at the end of the barn just to make it less than pitch black.<p>Jason Trowbridge<br>Southern Angus Farms<br>Alberta canada
<br>
<br><hr size=4 width=75%><p>


[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

> any problem in setting up a couple
> of mercury vapor lights inside a
> barn so they go on automatically
> at dusk. Will it interfer with a
> cows ability to get adequate rest?
> I see many benefits, not the least
> of which is a calfing aid.

Having a light on during the night will keep the cattle calmer during the night. The only problem could be if there isn't enough light in the barn during the daytime to turn the light off. You may want to have a light switch in the electrical line so if it stays on you can switch it off during the daytime. I have a motion sensing light inside my machine shed it's supposed to only come on during the night but it comes on during the daytime too so I have a light switch to turn it off during the day.
 
Top