Free Stall Barns

Increasingly cows are being partially or fully housed as producers search for greater efficiencies and cow comfort.

Free stall barns are permanent, engineered structures, in which cows are housed and fed. They may be open air, and partially or fully enclosed. The term 'freestall' refers to the bedding area (or cubicles) where cattle can lie down. Feed and cow alleys, as well as bedding areas are cleaned every day for cow comfort, health and production performance. Internal or external loafing areas may also be included in the design to give the cows more room to move around. Technology within these systems today gives farmers significant intel on their herd, in addition to being labour-saving in many situations.

Daviesway is connected to an extensive network of leading international companies when it comes to cornering the best of the best in free stall barn design and accessories.

The advantages of free stall barns are well documented – they allow a significant improvement in feed utilisation, and the ability to handle hot or cold weather without compromising production and cow comfort. They also eliminate the production losses associated with travelling to and from the dairy every day in a pasture-based system. It eases pugging and pasture compaction, and preserves laneways, which typically can become tough with lots of cow traffic in miserable winter weather.

Daviesway’s highly trained team with loads of experience would welcome the chance to talk with you regarding the best options – tailored for your operation and budget.

Free Stall Barns – Daviesway Dairy Solutions Australia