Proven favorable to housing for high producing dairy cows, cold loose housing at the Wisconsin Station has shown the way to specialized dairy farming in the Midwest. This system allows free, active cows to wait on themselves and bring the milk to the elevated stall milking parlor. Here the operator quickly and effectively milks his cows with the aid of a cleaned in place milk pipeline which carries the milk to the refrigerated bulk tank in the milk room. Success requires careful planning, a workable layout, effective equipment and an operator willing to adjust himself and his hard management practices to his new system of housing.

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*Panel discussion presented at 39th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Milk & Food Sanitarians, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 18–20, 1952.

Stanley A. Witzel, born and raised on a North Iowa dairy and livestock farm, attended Rudd Consolidated Schools and graduated in 1922; graduated in Engineering from Iowa State College in 1927 and received a graduate degree in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1930. Served as Extension Engineer in Farm Structures to 1937, then transferred to resident teaching and research in Farm Structures. Chairman North Central Regional Technical Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Housing, 1946 to 1953. Registered Professional Engineer. Experienced Wisconsin dairy farm operator.