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Effective Construction Ideas & Methods for Free Stall Barns

To ensure naturally ventilated free stall barns remain serviceable for years, the following construction ideas and methods may be used. Roof Pitch The ideal solution is a 20° to 25° roof pitch. Lower pitches may slow down air movement along … Continue reading

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Free Stall Barns – Ventilation overview

Carefully designed and properly constructed, well managed free stall barns with natural ventilation provide the ideal environment for a herd of dairy cattle. The primary reason to construct a free stall barn is to effectively protect the dairy herd, free … Continue reading

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Free Stall Sheds and Shade Shelters in the Dairy Industry Part 1

Dairy farm productivity can be seriously positively impacted by the provision of shade through the erection of permanent steel shade sheds above free stalls or feed pads. These constructions provide excellent protection against solar radiation, but have to be well … Continue reading

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Exporters get to Shed some beef at last

If you’re in the live export business it’s no news to you that for the last two months there has been a ban on live exports bound for Indonesia.  This whole export ban was borne out of the exposé of … Continue reading

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