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Hamilton, Edvard (2005) Projektering av fårstall. Other thesis, SLU.

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The purpose of this work was to see if it was possible to rebuild an old dairy house into a house fore sheep production. The goals fore the work was to see witch kind of production model was suitable, how the actual drawing would look like and witch kind of interior was needed. The building was built in the beginning of 1900. It is located on the mountain Kinnekulle in Sweden. It was a big production fore its time and hade about 60 dairy cows. It was a lot of hard work because the floor was built by big stone blocks and it was very hard to rebuild when some more automatic solutions came fore handling all the manure. The idea of remaking the building came when we rebuilt the roof fore 5 years ago. Then I realised how big the building was, (714 m2) and what a shame it has been, standing empty fore so long. Now it is also more important that the animal production is increased because a lot of new ground that have been grazing land fore a long time ago is being cleared from forest and bushes to become more open landscape and new pasture. My results were that it was most suitable to have a production of spring lambs. A spring production is more demanding on the building, it takes more room and it is a lot of problems with lambs coming up in the feeding place. The interior used fore this work is from a small factory in Småland, and the feeding gate that they make is called "Smålandsgrinden". The final thing to do was a good blueprint of the interior. All the small rooms that wasn't used now was torn down which made a big open house. The two old feeding areas were left because they are made of concrete and were located pretty good fore my solution. A new feeding area was made in the opposite direction. In this way, 6 different groups with a total of 245 eves with lambs were made and the animals can also bee moved around very easy. The building cost fore this project has been estimated to 820 kr per each ewe. A new building like a steel barn cost about 2700 kr per each ewe. So there is a lot of money to save by using an old house but it might not get as rational as a new one.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: byggnader, mjölkproduktion, fårproduktion
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science > Dept. of Agricultural Biosystems and Technology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Users 85 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:36
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/720

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