Deep pack barns (DPB), also called compost bedding barns or pack barns, are designed to provide a comfortable shelter for cattle during inclement weather and are an interesting alternative to tie-stalling dairy herds. They are a covered structure with either a hard clay or concrete flooring. Though popular in Canada as a winter shelter, they are also used in other climates. They can be less expensive than free-stalling and more comfortable for the herd. Careful management of the pack is essential and some areas may have restrictions on DPBs.
Butterworks Farms in Westfield, Vermont recently set up a 60′ x 100′ pack barn using a Calhoun’s CC Series fabric structure. The natural lighting and quick installation of this building, along with the venting options and affordability, made this Calhoun fabric structure an easy choice.
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