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New deep-pit beef gestation barn opens in Pike County IL

O wners of a brand new beef barn, utilizing a 10' deep pit under slats for manure collection, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10, 2016, at their ranch in Pike County. A large group was on hand, including representatives of the construction company, lumber and materials providers, the Illinois Livestock Developers Group, key commodity groups, fi...

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Ever wondered how far apart your barns need to be for adequate ventilation, then look no further.

How much space is needed between naturally ventilated buildings? Separation distances between buildings are not always the primary consideration when anticipating building a new structure, but poor planning will lead to headaches later. Typically a 50-60 foot space between buildings is recommended for fire safety, however often that distance is less than appropriate for...

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Barn Winterization: 7 Tips for Getting Your Barn Ready for Winter

There are many things you can do to reduce the amount of energy your facility uses this winter, while improving the indoor environment your workers and animals. This article address seven ways to winterize your barn this fall to save on fuel and energy cost this winter and improve indoor air quality. Fill of the Tank Check Heater Function Turn Back Variable He...

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