Dairy farming is an important component of our nation's economy. In fact, Wisconsin is considered to be America's Daily Land since it accounts for over 15% of the nation's milk.
Dairy facilities are mostly owned and operated by families, which are handed down from generation to generation. That is why durability and reliability are two of the most important benefits that farmers look for in dairy barns.
Prefabricated steel buildings are known not only for their durability and reliability but also for a lot more benefits such as cost-effectiveness, fast and efficient construction, and flexibility.
Steel buildings incorporate components that are computer-engineered to exact measurements, making their construction smooth and efficient. Labor-intensive work needed for cutting, fitting, welding, and drilling are eliminated, greatly reducing their over-all cost of construction. More importantly, your steel dairy barn will be occupied and operational in no time at all.
The strength of steel allows steel buildings to have clear-span column-free interiors, giving you greater flexibility with floor layouts. Should you decide to expand your barn in the future, you can do so at reasonable costs and minimal disruption to your operations.
Steel is resistant to fire and pests and to extreme heat and cold. Steel building components are impervious to rotting, cracking, and molding. Steel has the lowest heat and cooling loss compared to other construction materials.
Ensuring the health and safety of livestock is crucial in maintaining the profitability of dairy barns. Cows continuously produce heat and moisture. Therefore, a good ventilation system is necessary to let the warm, humid air inside the barn to escape, and let the cooler, drier air outside to come in. Good ventilation also eliminates nuisance odors and manure gases that can have harmful effects on the health and performance of your livestock.
Steel buildings used as dairy barns can be designed to have enough ventilation by installing ridge vents, circular vents, and louvers. These may be used alone or in combination.