Dairy

Building up cow comfort

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January 21, 2018

The ability to produce high volumes of milk relies on a number of factors, and one major contributor is the happiness and comfort of your cows.

The ability to produce high volumes of milk relies on a number of factors, and one major contributor is the happiness and comfort of your cows.

Bringing cows under shelter is improving their comfort levels and resulting in increased milk yields, says Bathurst business Wallandra.

‘‘In the dairy industry we specialise in building sheds for intensive dairy farming, animal husbandry buildings and state-of-the-art dairies,’’ Wallandra and Akura chief executive officer Troy Wallace said.

‘‘We are currently involved in a bio-digester program with Moxey Farms; Australia’s largest single site dairy, situated halfway between Forbes and Cowra, NSW. This is our most significant project and will allow the Moxey team to be milking 8000 cows by the end of 2018,’’ he said.

All Wallandra sheds are constructed from high-grade structural steel, providing a long-term, low-maintenance solution.

‘‘Our galvanised dairy sheds mean that corrosion seen in ordinary dairy farm sheds is avoided,’’ Mr Wallace said.

‘‘Our design and construct building solutions also provide you the ability to hand over full project management responsibilities; leaving you to focus on running your farming operation.’’

Wallandra also has the ability to develop the plans based on your specifications, take care of the development applications submission and oversee the construction through to completion.

‘‘Our focus is getting your steel dairy shed design right, by considering elements such as elevation, adequate space, pack and ventilation management, location, natural airflow, feed and water space, a site to ensure engineering is appropriate and the ability to be modified for future requirements.’’

Wallandra will be at International Dairy Week in the main arena at site 15.

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