HOW TO BUILD A COW HOUSE

Not every animal housing facility is created equal

Some do little to enhance the farming system, while others are extremely successful, providing exceptional increases in production and return on investment. Why?

Often it’s that one has been built to standard format, while the successful one has been designed for a specific farm and herd, and integrated into the farming system.

Our point is that if you are going to spend upwards of $2m, why not do it right, and to maximise your opportunity for success? We like creating successful cow houses; it’s why we approach things differently.

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STEP ONE: ON FARM RECONNAISSANCE TO ASSESS THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

-    This is to understand the herd and the farm, as well as the objectives of the farmer

-    This is one of the most critical stages and we are so serious about this work we charge a fee for it.

STEP TWO: DRAFT THE SCOPE OF WORKS

including effluent management requirements and draw up a site-specific floor plan.

-    Full cost analysis prepared of the site-specific scope

-    Timing of the project to meet seasonal requirements assessed.

STEP THREE: PEER REVIEW THE SCOPE SPECIFICATIONS AND SITE PLAN

-    Objectives assessment review (to see if the scope will achieve the desired outcomes)

-    Geotec/Engineering assessment.

STEP FOUR: FINALISE SPECIFICATIONS

and prepare a full quote

-    Assistance with providing a full business case for bank lending.

STEP FIVE: FINANCE APPROVAL

-    Project approval

-    Contracts awarded.

STEP SIX: CONSTRUCTION 

of the housing facility begins.

-    Critical build path monitoring

-    Building completed.

STEP SEVEN: FITOUT BEGINS

-    Effluent management handling systems constructed

-    Feed storage facilities constructed

-    Tracks and lanes completed.

STEP EIGHT: ALL SYSTEMS CHECKED AND COMMISSIONING COMPLETE

-    Hand over

-    Ensure objectives achieved

-    Continued on-farm support.