Freestall Assessor

Now available on iTunes.

Now available on Google Play.

The Freestall Assessor app was developed at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. The app uses a graphical interface to aid in the evaluation of a dairy’s freestall design.

When the app is initiated, the user is presented with a picture of a typical freestall and dimension text fields. You may select divider type, freestall alignment, cow size, and bedding type. You will see a picture demonstrating how to measure the stall dimensions by touching the letter label near the arrow. Upon releasing the touch the picture will disappear and the dimension can be entered in the appropriate text field. If the dimension you entered is outside of the tolerances for any of the parameters you selected the letter label color will change to yellow. If the dimension is within the default value tolerances the label color will change to green.

To obtain accurate measurements use the following descriptions and example pictures as guidelines:

For deep loose-bedded stalls, level the bedding material with the top of the rear curb before taking the measurements.

Measurement (A) Stall Width:
Measure from center of rail to center of rail of adjacent divider loops at the front of the stall near the neck rail.

Measurement (A) Stall Width

 

Measurement (B1) Stall Length:
Measure from rear point of the curb to the front of the stall at the furthest lunge point.

Measurement (B1) Stall Length - Single

 

Measurement (B2) Stall Length (Double):
Measure from rear point of curb to the opposite rear point of curb.

Measurement (B2) Stall Length - Double

 

Measurement (C) Curb to Brisket:
Measure from rear point of curb to the base of the brisket locator.

Measurement (C) Curb to Brisket

 

Measurement (D) Rear Curb Width:
Measure from the rear point of curb to the inside edge of the rear curb.

Measurement (D) Rear Curb Width

 

Measurement (E) Neck Rail to Curb:
Measure from a point vertically above the rear point of the curb to the rear edge of the neck rail horizontally.

Measurement (E) Neck Rail to Curb

 

Measurement (F) Rear of Divider to Curb:
Measure from a point vertically above the rear point of the curb to the rear edge of the divider loop horizontally.

Measurement (F) Rear of Divider to Curb

 

Measurement (G) Brisket Locator Height:
Measure the vertical height from the top of the brisket locator to the leveled bed surface.

Measurement (G) Brisket Locator Height

 

Measurement (H) Lower Loop Height:
Measure the vertical height from the top of the lower divider rail to the leveled bed surface near the brisket locator.

Measurement (H) Lower Loop Height

 

Measurement (I) Interior Loop Diameter:
Measure from the upper edge of the lower divider rail to the lower edge of the upper divider rail near the brisket locator.

Measurement (I) Interior Loop Diameter

 

Measurement (J) Neck Rail Height:
Measure the vertical distance from the lower edge of the neck rail to the leveled bed surface.

Measurement (J) Neck Rail Height

 

Measurement (K) Obstruction Height:
For upper bob zone obstructions, measure from the lower edge of the obstruction to the leveled bed surface. For lower bob zone obstructions, measure from the upper edge of the obstruction to the leveled bed surface.

Measurement (K) Obstruction Height

 

Measurement (L) Brisket to Loop Angle:
Measure the horizontal distance from the point vertically above the base of the brisket locator to the beginning of the angle of the lower divider rail.

Measurement (L) Brisket to Loop Angle

 

Measurement (M) Curb Height:
Measure from the rear point of curb to the alley floor.

Measurement (M) Curb Height

Now available on iTunes.

Now available on Google Play.