Space Planning for Small, Multipurpose Livestock Barns

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Space Planning for Small, Multipurpose Livestock Barns


Richard Brzozowski

Anne Lichtenwalner

Cindy Kilgore


livestock, barns, space, facilities


Other Animal Sciences

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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.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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Cooperative Extension - Agriculture


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