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Dairy Barn Design with Cow Comfort in Mind

In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak talks to VES-Artex Midwest Sales Manager and Key Account Manager Joel Hornby about dairy barn design considerations, keeping cow comfort as the first priority.

Joel Hornby has been serving Dairy Producers and VES-Artex affiliates for 3 years as Midwest Sales Manager and Key Account Manager. Prior to this, he worked for a construction company building dairy facilities and installing equipment.

With a combined 50+ years of experience serving the agricultural industry, VES and Artex merged in 2021. Today, VES-Artex is the premier global technology solutions provider for environmental systems in agricultural facilities around the world. Based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the home of the organization’s new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center, VES-Artex also leverages operations throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, and the rest of the world. VES-Artex is focused on animal well-being as the foundation for agricultural success while strengthening its capabilities to impact agricultural operational performance through connected technologies. This research-driven approach brings veterinarians, designers, product experts and dairies together to innovate intelligent barn systems that optimize animal well-being and drive sustainability for farms worldwide.

Learn more about VES-Artex at


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