Loose Housed Barn - Soft Bedding Material
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A loose housed barn with soft bedding is a fully covered facility, usually built with plastic or steel roofing. Soft bedding materials make up the base and allow effluent to drain through into a collection system. Benefits of this style of housing include increased feed and herd management, while limitations include medium capital outlay and increased building repair and maintenance.
Overall Likely Costs
|Barn only at 9-11m2/cow||$500-$1000|
|Facility including feed bins/alleys, water, bedding, machinery||$1200-$2400|
|Basic, Loose housed operational facility only for 400 cows, (no shares or stock)||$400,000-$960,000|
Ranges depend on roof type, foundation type, bedding type, amount of concrete, including for feed areas, etc.
Significant component costs of infrasturcture:
Possible additional costs: