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Freestall Barn
I understand that it can be very challenging monetarily to have a perfect barn, but the paybacks are enormous.


But ventilation and cow comfort should be primordial in any barn. For some reading material, please read the below attachment. I could have attached several other articles available for free on the internet.

As you can see the sides of this barn are wide open and the ceiling is insulated.

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/ep76.pdf

Her I am posting a few photos of one of the largest dairy farms up in Canada. I believe that they milk close to 800-900 cows and have 10 milking robots. This new facility doesn’t handle all their milking cows I believe. Will have to verify this with my father, since this farm is about 10-15 km from their home.

This is quite a nice operation, owned and managed by a nice team of three brothers.
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Shot from one of the side views.
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See the suspended fans and you can easily see that the side walls are wide open.
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Looks like a "Big Ass Fan".

http://bigassfans.com/
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Lely Milking robot.
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Last one.
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Wow - that's what I call a perfect stable.
Working there must be a pleasure for both - men and cows. :-). When I used to milk cows things were slightly different. :-P
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looks like a decent barn

Roel
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Isn't it sheaper to build a frame for the barn and put a sail over it? 'Because I saw a barn in Manitoba last summer, that was just a frame with a sail over it, really nice to see.
But I must say, uou got also a nice barn over there.

Kallum an doen
Patrick
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[quote=Patrick]Isn't it cheaper to build a frame for the barn and put a sail over it?
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[quote=Patrick]Isn't it cheaper to build a frame for the barn and put a sail over it?

it would be,but you have to renewed after 5or 6 years again.
and its not insulatet,not everybody likes cold barns and cows need more feed too.
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Nice photos, certainly interesting to see the setups you guys use over there. Here we have milking sheds only, as the cattle live outdoors all year round :-)
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where is the farm with ten robot in canada because i live in canada et i know one farm who have ten robot
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This farm that has the robots is Landry in Quebec. The sail or fabric barns are mostly Cover-all's. These should last for somewhere close to 15 years under normal weather patterns. In those you do not have the insulating factor of some of the other barns. We ourselves have a wood truss system that is quite common. Under the truss is the ceiling, in between the trusses is the insulation (usually an old news paper product) and then above the truss is the steel roof. This is a nice system in both the summer and winter.

FH
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TasCowboy wrote:
Nice photos, certainly interesting to see the setups you guys use over there. Here we have milking sheds only, as the cattle live outdoors all year round :-)


you have no real winters there,i know AUS&NZ have only a roof over the milking parlor. :-(
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you know landrynoise.this farm it is a one hour of my house and it is the very big farm.
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jdeere wrote:
you have no real winters there,i know AUS&NZ have only a roof over the milking parlor. :-(


It gets cold but not like Europe or USA / Canada. Minus 6 degrees C would be as cold as it gets, without snow either.

Thats why I said it was interesting to see setups from overseas ;-)
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