Calving & Wintering Barns

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Calving and wintering barns are becoming increasingly more common on Australian dairy farms. Given our climate, shelter from rain and wind is critical, especially for a newborn calf. A covered and stable environment can help to ensure calves are being born in clean and healthy conditions helping to increase the productivity of the herd.


Wintering barns can help with supplementary feeding schedules, creating an sheltered space where cows can feed during the wet season, helping to reduce pugging in the paddocks.


As individual requirements vary from farm to farm; Bairnsdale Engineering’s design team work with you to develop the right design specifically for your farm, making allowance for existing infrastructure and stock movements.


Particular consideration is given to ensuring your barn has sufficient airflow without making it draughty. Our specially designed vented ridge and wall ventilation gaps help maintain the correct balance of fresh air whilst keeping the bad weather out. Wall girts and wall cladding can be customized to suit concrete dado walls making the process of cleaning out the barn much simpler.


Bairnsdale Engineering’s dairy barn designs can be integrated with your modern technology, allowing for a more efficient and systematic workflow.


We manufacture our sheds in Bairnsdale, VIC using hot-rolled steel and heavy-duty connection plates. We highly recommend hot-dip galvanizing the frame and bolts for your dairy barn as it offers optimal protection from rust in the highly corrosive environment.


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Calving & Wintering Barn Features and Options:

  • Hot-dipped galvanizing for ultimate corrosion resistance
  • Vented ridge and wall ventilation gaps for optimal air flow
  • Gable or skillion roof designs
  • Eave overhangs for extra weather protection
  • Large access openings for ease of stock movement
  • Custom built to suit your farm layout
  • Integrated concrete wall panels for easy maintenance
  • Custom gutter to reduce the number of downpipes required
  • Colorbond┬« or Zincalume┬« cladding
  • Fabricated with hot-rolled steel and heavy-duty connection plates
  • Sliding and Roll-up doors for easy access
  • Planning and building permit assistance
Calving barns Bairnsdale Engineering
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concrete panels for farm sheds
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Roof vent
Dairy calf shed
Universal Beam calf shed
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Ridge ventilation gap

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    Kahli - Calf Shed, Longwarry VIC

    No regrets! The ventilation gaps and the steeper roof pitch work really well. Have had the calves in the shed for 10 weeks now and there is no smell. Was wary about rain coming in the ridge vent but it was pouring down the other day and it was completely dry inside. Very happy calves!

    Kahli - Calf Shed, Longwarry VIC