Built to suit the slope of the ground, this feed pad cover in South Gippsland is a prime example of the custom-built designs that Bairnsdale Engineering is capable of.
Designed so that the cows come straight from being milked in the dairy to the feed lot before heading back to the paddock.
This feed pad cover is 103m long: 11x 9m bays + 2m overhangs to the ends and 21m wide: 16m span + 2.5m overhang each side.
The front columns are made of Circular Hollow Section (CHS). This eliminated the need of wall bracing in the area of high stock traffic allowing for much greater access to the feed troughs and ease of movement through the feed lot. Being a round column also help prevents bruising to stock that do rub against the post as opposed to a column with sharp edges.
The back columns are made from Universal Beams (UB) simplifying the installation of the concrete panels on the back wall.
See more examples of feed pad and stockyard covers on our Farm Sheds page.