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Making the best decisions around infrastructure development investment is all about sound analysis of your available options. This section covers the various  infrastructure types, the benefits and limitations for each along with specific design considerations.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” type=”container”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Permanent Feedpad” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fpermanent-feedpad%2F||”][vc_column_text]This type of feed pad is used for regular supplementary feeding of cows on an area of land that is either formed with a solid foundation and/or concreted to establish a permanent facility.

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fdc900″ custom_text=”#0a0a0a” shape=”square” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fpermanent-feedpad%2F||” css=”.vc_custom_1467679593933{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Dairy Shelter – Slatted Floor” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fdairy-shelter-slatted-floor%2F||”][vc_column_text]A fully covered facility with a concrete slatted floor that covers an effluent holding bunker. The bunker is made of concrete and is large enough to hold or store effluent for extended periods.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fdc900″ custom_text=”#0a0a0a” shape=”square” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fdairy-shelter-slatted-floor%2F||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Dairy Shelter – Loose litter” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fdairy-shelter-loose-litter%2F||”][vc_column_text]

This is a fully covered facility, usually built with plastic film over a framed roof. The base is a soft bedding material such as straw, sawdust or woodchips, capable of absorbing some effluent.

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fdc900″ custom_text=”#0a0a0a” shape=”square” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fdairy-shelter-loose-litter%2F||”][vc_custom_heading text=”Composted Pack facility” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fcomposted-pack-facility%2F||”][vc_column_text]Compost bedded pack is an alternative loose floor system or approach for dairy housing facilities that is typically suited to warmer and dryer climates. The set up often utilises centralised cow alleys and feed alleys.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Read more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fdc900″ custom_text=”#0a0a0a” shape=”square” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Fcomposted-pack-facility%2F||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” type=”container”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Freestall facility” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdairyinfrastructure.com.au%2Fconsider%2Fdevelopment-choice-wizard-2%2Ffreestall-facility%2F||”][vc_column_text]These are permanent, engineered structures in which dairy cows are housed and usually provided with their daily feed requirements and water. They may be open air, partially or fully enclosed.

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