The cow shed has evolved over the years with a dramatic increase in herd sizes milked. Increased mechanisation has also made an impact with greater amounts of plant being present in and outside of the shed.
Increased hygiene standards and quality controls require greater use of chemicals in wash down and temperature control for milk storage.
These factors have all ensured that the thinking behind a new cowshed is no small undertaking. Great care and thought is required to firstly design and secondly build to the specifications.
This needs to take into account not only the current needs of the herd and the farm but also future proofing for growth.