Story: Shelter on farms

Dairy shelter building

Dairy shelter building

Dairy shelters are becoming increasingly common on dairy farms. These specially designed buildings protect dairy cows from rain and cold weather, on a concrete pad that ensures dry underfoot conditions. They are especially common in areas with wet winters, and with soils and pastures that are easily pugged or muddied from trampling.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Problems and alternatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008