This is Dry Creek Dairy, our new facility, located at the base of the South Hills outside of Hansen, Idaho. It will consist of 10,000 head plus dry's and heifers. It will also have its own digestor to create green energy. The power created is enough for 1700 homes.
This is phase one of the new parlors being constructed. It will be a double 70 with two silo's and water silo.
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This is the inside of the milk parlor, it continues back, with a holding pen and wash pen that holds around 550 cows. That would be one milking string. Everything is computerized and has automatic flush.
The newer barns, when built have a basement in them. It keeps equipment and chemicals out of the way. It is directly under the parlor and is the full length of the parlor.
This is the milk house, where your silo openings are. The milk is taken from this room. It has to be kept in mint condition. The walls are tiled and the floors sealed.
Here you have one of the freestall sections. Each pen will consisted of around 500 cows. The alley's have a rubber base for the cows to walk on and the beds will be made of processed compost. The outside walls will consist of curtains that raise and lower with weather conditions. The cows will also have excercise pens as a option.
This is another freestall section being constructed. The first phase of the new facility will be up and running by the end of November 2007
This is phase two, where the second barn walls are being constructed. It will be a spit image of the first barn. It should be complete weather permitting in another six months. Most of the main parts are poured. But the winters can get harsh and slow the progress of building.
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