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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2009, 03:35:08 AM »
I am thinking of building a pole barn this spring.  I guess I need to get a material lists and get an idea of cost
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2009, 06:23:32 PM »
Just came across these pictures on my old camara and thought I would share them. This is the barn I ran two summers ago while working for Tony Austin it used to be the barn Robbie Martin from Tx used and Tony rents the barn for the summer since it just sits there. Nothing too fancy but very nice and useful and gets the job done.

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2009, 06:34:18 PM »
Very nice barns. I wish our barns looked like that. Our old barn was better than our new barn wish we still had it but a tornado took it.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2009, 07:26:35 PM »
We finally finished our barn so I thought I would share photos.  First are pictures of our turnouts each of them is about 1.5 acres and allow cattle plenty of room to move at night.  Natext is a picture of one of the pens the pens are 12X18 and we now have 3 of those that open into the turnouts.  We feel in the cooler or bunks so we don't really use the pens much. Next is a picture of our wash rack that is not big enough and going to be redone.  then we have a picture of where we can tie calves to display or work with the blower.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2009, 07:29:36 PM »
 Last are pictures of our cooler.  We just used 8 inch perlin and stuffed it full of insualtion.  Its the same size as one of the pens and we have a cool calf unit in it.  We put fans behind the calves and blow out cattle inside the cooler most of the time.  This was about 1/3 the cost of the cool calf box and is actually about 50% better R valued for insulation so hopefully will cut the electric bill.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #80 on: October 29, 2009, 11:16:32 PM »
What did you do for your floor?
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #81 on: November 17, 2009, 10:44:23 AM »
i guess this has to do with a barn. but we are wanting to buy a cooler but at the moment i cant afford a whole entire cool calf unit. but i have a man that will sell me a cool box. its the box on a big box truck but it is refrigerated and we were wondering if that would work just as good but we can just put it on a slope and make a drain system and put vents in it. just need some opinions on if that will work just as good!

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #82 on: November 27, 2009, 06:38:53 PM »
I noticed a few people have mentioned feed storage, we use old, out of order deep freezes. they are great for keeping out the rodents.
We buy them from a friend who sales appliances for about 25 or 30 dollars, so its a pretty cheap method

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2009, 11:09:39 PM »
i guess this has to do with a barn. but we are wanting to buy a cooler but at the moment i cant afford a whole entire cool calf unit. but i have a man that will sell me a cool box. its the box on a big box truck but it is refrigerated and we were wondering if that would work just as good but we can just put it on a slope and make a drain system and put vents in it. just need some opinions on if that will work just as good!

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There is a guy in town that made a cooler room and put the reefer unit in the wall, worked real well.
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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2009, 09:07:17 AM »
i guess this has to do with a barn. but we are wanting to buy a cooler but at the moment i cant afford a whole entire cool calf unit. but i have a man that will sell me a cool box. its the box on a big box truck but it is refrigerated and we were wondering if that would work just as good but we can just put it on a slope and make a drain system and put vents in it. just need some opinions on if that will work just as good!

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There is a guy in town that made a cooler room and put the reefer unit in the wall, worked real well.

my concern is the cattle getting sick because of the ammonia because there is not enough ventilation.. would there be enough ventilation in something like that verses a whole cool calf room?..

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2009, 11:34:54 AM »
If I remember correctly the refer unit is what Gleue's have used for years.  It doesn't make any difference which way you go, the bedding has to be kept clean, that is the only way to keep the amonia smell out, doesn't matter what type of unit you are using. 

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2009, 02:07:16 PM »
I helped build two coolers last winter. One was a large Morton type building ( working great). The other a lean- to type w/ actual cool calf unit (bad design). The big building uses two 3-ton a\c units with air handlers mounted on ceiling (ducts move air to pens)

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2010, 08:11:34 PM »
The morton style you are talking about is what i have. It seams to get the job done real well and from other people i talk to in my area my bill is cheaper than theirs. They have actual refridgeation uints. I have a 2 ton home unint with a home furance air handler wtih a 12 inch duct coming for the return out of the opposite corners which ihave anther 12inch duct dumping cold air in. i keep it 50 no problems. cheap too. My cousin got it for free form his bosss. the unit is newer than in my house.

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2010, 09:04:47 AM »
Were putting in a indoor wash room and going to put holes in the floor so that we can put pipes sticking up to keep the calves from moving around. How far apart would you put the pipes and how far from the front gate that we tie them to? Would you put extra holes so that you can move the pipes for different size cattle?

Also what type of a drain system do most of you have? We were thinking about putting in a ejector pit instead of just a drain to the outside. Live in northern Illinois where it freezes - this winter for 4 months.

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Re: building a new barn
« Reply #89 on: March 15, 2010, 08:04:10 PM »
if you check out Brad hooks Vids online they show one like you talkin about at tracy goretskas place. it says about 3 feed from the wall and 3 feet apart

 

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