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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2007, 08:12:42 AM »
Almost there!  Electrical and final dirt work complted yesterday.  All we need is outside plumbing finished and build pens inside.  I hope to have animals in their new home in one week.  This will make life so much easier on the boys, our old facilities are as crude as it gets.  We are excited except for Mom, I went a little over budget.  Oh well if you are not in debt, it just means you are not trying.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2007, 08:15:19 AM »
Can't wait for pictures!

what are you using for bedding?

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2007, 09:09:48 AM »
Green cedar mulch in the cool room and green pine sawdust in pens and fitting area.  This works really well because it has enough moisture to pack and controls odor also.  The biggest factor is it is free!  I haul it home by the dump truck load from my sawmill.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2007, 10:09:36 AM »
You're a lucky man to have access to free bedding. I have a deal with the guy that does tree removall for the local electric co. When he is working in the area he dumps the shredded tree/bark etc. here. I just wish he worked here more often. I have to buy bedding otherwise.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2007, 10:17:50 AM »
Anyone in our area, or wants to send semi I will sell the pine for $20/ton.  Dump it and tarp it, semi should last a year.  Legally we can ship about 32 tons/load.  That may be cheaper than buying it by the bag.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2007, 10:35:54 AM »
I might take you up on that someday.  We live up by Wichita Falls.

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2007, 11:35:13 AM »
Come on we will fix you up.  I picked up a set of used Paul scales with Silver King squeeze chute outside of Archer City about a month ago.  I made the round trip in 11 hrs. pulling a 24' gooseneck trailer.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2007, 04:44:51 PM »
Anyone in our area, or wants to send semi I will sell the pine for $20/ton.  Dump it and tarp it, semi should last a year.  Legally we can ship about 32 tons/load.  That may be cheaper than buying it by the bag.
yea cheaper then a can get it buy the bag it is 9 bucks a bag for 12 cubic yards
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2008, 09:06:37 AM »
Great subject here. Got some good tips for myself.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2008, 03:45:35 PM »
Green cedar mulch in the cool room and green pine sawdust in pens and fitting area.  This works really well because it has enough moisture to pack and controls odor also.  The biggest factor is it is free!  I haul it home by the dump truck load from my sawmill.
I live by an amish sawmill, and they give me as much mulch and sawdust as I want 4 free!!!

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2008, 07:37:51 PM »
  Here is our barn. It is 30 x 56 with a 12 ft open side added. The open side fits a trailer at 24ft then I have two night loafing areas under it as well.  We have three runs one of which is for pictures and working calves and pigs. Since the indoor photos we have added a Riveroad chute and put the old chute at our cow barn. All gates in the barn are custom fit Riveroad gates. It has a 10 x 12 and a 10 x 10 pens across from pig pens. I have every outlet on its own breaker. Plenty of power. Outlets by the chute are 6ft high. No cords on the ground when clipping in the chute. We set up four 5 x 10  Riveroad pig pens .We have a wash tie and a water heater with a 15 ft trench drain in the shop area.I can park a boat and two trucks in the front shop half as well, in the winter. I needed a place to park a four door that would not fit in the garage. The barn is well insulated.We have a great beer,pop and candy fridge and a serious stero. You can hear it over fans and blowers.  Its not huge but works well for three or four head for the kids.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2009, 01:23:43 PM »
I recently built a new barn not even a year ago, and i got morton builders to build it. it is a really nice barn, very good price wise, and the best part is they allow you to draw and design the barn yourself and adding on is cheap and easy.They even put it up in less than 3 weeks. I will get pics of mine and post them shortly and give you a brief description on how it is so efficent.
 
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2009, 12:07:46 AM »
would love to see pics, morton builds a lot of barns around our area (east ks).


I recently built a new barn not even a year ago, and i got morton builders to build it. it is a really nice barn, very good price wise, and the best part is they allow you to draw and design the barn yourself and adding on is cheap and easy.They even put it up in less than 3 weeks. I will get pics of mine and post them shortly and give you a brief description on how it is so efficent.
 
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2009, 11:16:37 AM »
http://pelennor.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/nwl/2005/2005-1-leoletter/images/hoops3.gif




how about a hoop barn i know a guy that has a few and he said als long as you have a door instead of a gate for entry its stays warm during the cold months and cool in the hot months 
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2009, 11:47:07 AM »
we have both a Lester barn- show calf barn & a Morton- cows & equipment. Morton better quality but Lester better looking.

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