Herd barns/cow houses, there’s a bit more to them than you might think.
There is more to a herd barn cow house than just a roof over a feed pad. The two are very different concepts, and both have very different requirements.
Planning for the herd barn cow house is very important; square meters per cow, the fall on the feed pad to ensure maximum coverage and velocity of the flood wash, also the effluent system to accommodate the number of solids produced needs to be well thought out.
Why a herd barn / cow house?
Flood washing keeps it simple
Save/reduce labour and secure running costs
Improve herd health
Protection from heat stress and wet weather
Limit damage to pasture
Makes calving easy
Another happy Herd Barn customer
“The weather doesn’t beat me anymore, I beat it. We are looking after the cows, the farm and our people so much better. We have total feed utilisation and massive time savings with the simple flood wash and Weeping Wall system combined. I can spend more time with my family.”
-PJ Williams, Normandy Lands Trust, Waharoa