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Morgan Hayes

Designing or Reworking Your Cattle-handling Facilities: A Checklist for Success
2/3/2020 (new)

 UK Authors: Morgan Hayes, Joshua Jackson
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)

Cattle-handling facilities should be designed to match the management goals of the operation. The safety of workers and cattle should be the highest priority when designing or reworking a handling facility. A well-designed facility will make working cattle faster, safer, less labor intensive, and less frustrating.

web only | 4 pages | 1,874 words | - | PDF: 126 kb

Suitable Spaces for Indoor Horse Activities
10/14/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Morgan Hayes, St
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

Many horse owners involved in the industry look for an indoor arena in which to work horses regardless of weather. These facilities might be at home or at a community location for many riders to access. The following highlights some common characteristics and requirements of indoor arenas. While these act as minimums, many disciplines and activities may require additional investment in facilities, such as larger dimensions, more lighting, special footing, etc.

150 printed copies | 2 pages | 1,010 words | 1 download | PDF: 1,250 kb

Kentucky Wind Directions and Magnitudes: A Tool for Siting Barns
5/13/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Matthew Dixon, Morgan Hayes,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)

Wind is variable in time and space. This is especially true across the state of Kentucky, considering the geographical variety from the Eastern Kentucky mountains to the flatter grain production region in Western Kentucky. In particular, there is a region of potentially variable wind around Cincinnati, near the Ohio River. In trying to account for this variability, monthly wind maps across the state of Kentucky have been developed using the past 30 years of recorded wind data. These data can be used to assist in site evaluations for barns and planning farmstead layouts. Knowing wind speed and direction will help optimize the natural ventilation taking place within agricultural buildings.

web only | 3 pages | 842 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 2,023 kb