When is a Cow Barn not a Cow Barn? (Or for that matter, a Feed Pad or a Stand-Off?)
When it’s a Marsdezyn modular cow-care facility: “The Cow Lodge System”
Unlike traditional Cow Barns and Herd Homes, this unique all-Kiwi professionally designed facility is incredibly versatile and evolves in up to seven affordable functional stages to suit your budget, progressively improving herd condition and productivity— and profit!
Stage 0, 0+
- An open Feed Pad, or stretch to create a Stand-Off Pad; complete with effluent collection.
- Cover the Feed Alley for all-weather feeding (this becomes the building spine)
- Add another wing to the other side (3A can happen before 2B)
- Upgrade a wing to 24/7 free-stall, free-range cow accommodation, a “Cow Lodge”
- Upgrade the second wing to make it a Cow Lodge too
You call the shots on when and how far you want to advance the system, and how big you want to make it. Payback is progressive, as you reduce feed cost and wastage, improve land utilisation and effluent control, increase milk yield, and maintain happier, healthier cows. If you want to upgrade to efficient high-density production with a limited budget, this is your solution.
Download the pdf introduction material and drawings, and then…
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Information to Download
Cow Lodge Introduction 2015-03-12 (right click > save as – to download as pdf)
Farm & Lodge Development Tips (right click save as to download as pdf)
Cow Lodge Drawings 1 (right click > save as – To download)
Cow Lodge Drawings 2 (right click > save as – To download)
Cow Lodge Drawings 3 (right click > save as – To download)
Cow Lodge Drawings 4 (right click > save as – To download)
Cow Lodge Drawings 5 (right click > save as – To download)
Cow Lodge Drawings 5b (right click > save as – To download)
Our Cowculator will generate a rapid project estimate for your herd and budget, and we can also assist with a specific CAD layout and proposal to suit your farm and herd parameters. Register here for more information.