Space Planning for Small, Multipurpose Livestock Barns
livestock, barns, space, facilities
Other Animal Sciences
The design of barns and other livestock facilities on small-scale farms in Maine depends on the number and types of livestock raised, grain- and feed-storage needs, and production methods used. Planning for a new livestock building, or adapting existing facilities, starts with establishing goals. These may include expanding or starting a new livestock enterprise, or improving labor or production efficiency for an existing enterprise. When designing facilities, allow as much versatility as possible for future changes. A venture that starts out as a hobby can develop into a larger enterprise to offset costs, and eventually lead to profit.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension - Agriculture
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Coffin, Donna, "Space Planning for Small, Multipurpose Livestock Barns" (2015). Cooperative Extension - Agriculture. 9.