Metal barn buildings have been gaining a rapid popularity among the agricultural industry, including dairy farmers. These prefab steel structures are efficient in most every way; from taking little time to be installed, to keeping your cows and equipment safe and secure for years to come, they can do it all. If you’re looking for a new dairy barn that will make life much easier for you and your cows, look no further. One of our steel barns is the perfect way to go!
Dairy Farming with the American Spirit
Dairy farming in America is no longer a slow-going process, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult. Despite their day-to-day obstacles, many dairy farmers have been able to modernize their operations and produce more milk than before. All this because of adaptability; these farmers continue to find new ways to increase their productivity. Our dairy farmers are full of the American spirit, showing this spirit through their wisdom and hard work.
Here are a few awe-inspiring facts about dairy farming:
- There are 9.23 million dairy cows in the US (that’s 189 cows per farmer!)
- Each cow produces over 2,000 gallons of milk per year
- The milk from these cows supplies 70% of America’s calcium needs
Got Milk? Not if Your Cows Aren’t Happy
The American dairy industry can be hard to compete in; between low milk prices and high production costs, it can be difficult to make ends meet. But despite these obstacles, there is a way to make your dairy farming career go as smoothly as possible – make your cows happy. The University of Wisconsin found that cows given serotonin (aka “happy hormone”) produced milk with more calcium than those without. This was studied even further by Michigan State University, who found that cows who were exposed to more light produced more milk. And surprisingly, it doesn’t stop there! Farmers who named their cows and treated them with kindness produced more milk than those who didn’t. So really, when it comes to your cows, it’s all about comfort and kindness!
Prefab Metal Barns: The Cow’s Comfort Inn
Based on research, it seems that making sure your cows are comfortable has a lot to do with their milk production. And what better way to keep them comfortable than to house them in a custom steel barn? The barn you choose could be the difference between your dairy farm thriving or barely surviving. There are several benefits to investing in a steel barn, a few of them listed here below.
- Quick and easy to install
- Requires very little maintenance
- Extreme weather resistance
- Pest resistant – no more worrying about mice or pest infestations
- Fire resistant
- Longer lasting compared to traditional wooden structures
Need Milk? Get a Prefab Steel Barn TODAY!
It’s fair to say that most dairy cows will spend a large portion of their lives in their stalls and being milked, so it’s important that they’re provided with a safe, comfortable place to stay. Steel barns not only provide the security you for your animals, but also the comfort and safety to keep them happy and content. One of our barns at Metal Barn Central will do just that and so much more! No matter how many or how little cows you need to shelter, our metal structures can be customized to keep you and your cows happy. Just give us a call today at 980-321-9898 to speak with one of our friendly building specialists about how to get started.