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Offline sjl2002

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Building a Barn
« on: May 15, 2011, 02:47:14 AM »
I am building a barn that will mainly be used for show cattle and was looking for some input.  What are some must haves or wishes that people have for a show barn?  Currently my design is simple, with 4 runs, a wash rack and and clipping area.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 04:10:24 AM »
Sounds like you have the basics down.  I would like to make sure that the flooring is able to be cleaned very easily.  Make sure you  have plenty of power for fans and blowers.  I would bring in at least a 50 amp service, 75 would be better.

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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 02:23:46 PM »
Do not go less than 100 amp service you will regret it later if you do. Make sure to leave room for expansion.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 04:57:29 PM »
Think about building a feed room to keep the critters out of the feed if you feed out of bags.

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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 12:08:33 AM »
an exaust fan in the wash rack would be a good idea

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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 12:18:15 AM »
Have plenty of weld plates in the concrete floor anywhere you think you would want to add something such as a head gate or pipes. I have a 100 amp service and I'm having it replaced to a 200. Also plenty of floor drains. Switches for fans is good to have as well.

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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 05:40:54 AM »
What is the best way to handle a concrete floor?  I don't want the cattle to slip but at the sametime I want it to be easily cleaned.

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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 10:49:51 AM »
What is the best way to handle a concrete floor?  I don't want the cattle to slip but at the sametime I want it to be easily cleaned.
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Re: Building a Barn
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 09:13:15 PM »
I would suggest a stereo system and a fridge full of Bud Light.  Oh and one of the lounge chair thingy's so a guy could have something to relax and drink a beer in while supervising the work flow!

 

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