Agriculture

Duguid Adam M & Son Cattle Building

A structural extension to an existing potato box store to protect the crops in the harsh British winter and spring months.

Location
Lincolnshire
Project Type
Cattle building
Sector
Agriculture
Steel Tonnage
60t
Works Carried Out
Structural Steelwork, Pre-cast concrete walling, Fibre Cement roofing, Timber Yorkshire boarding

Duguid Adam M & Son has the largest dairy herd in Lincolnshire. In recent years, the UK dairy market has seen extremely volatile wholesale dairy prices and to remain competitive, so Duguid Adam M & Son decided to modernise their dairy farming methods by moving their dairy cattle from being bedded on straw in smaller buildings into one large building where they are housed in individual cubicles.

Robinson worked closely with the Farm Manager to understand the businesses needs. For cattle welfare, the correct light and ventilation in their housing is critical to keep the cattle content, productive and protected from illness. Roof lights were implemented to allow 20% more natural light into the building, and to enhance the ventilation by 15%, Robinson installed Yorkshire boarding to the gables, concrete panels with open sides and a pitch roof with an open and protected ridge.

Livestock buildings tend to be very corrosive environments, so it is imperative to use the correct materials to protect the building and prolong its lifespan.  With extensive experience in the build of Agricultural buildings, Robinson ensured the structural steelwork was fully Galvanised timber cladding and fibre cement roofing was installed along with timber purlins imported from the continent – all of which are class-leading elements for resistance to corrosion and can double or even triple a structures lifespan.

The new cubicle building was completed within the agreed timescales and its  efficiency saves Duguid Adam M & Son approximately £90,000 per year.

“Robinson Structures have delivered a building fit for 21st Century dairy farming”

Adam Duguid – Owner, Duguid Adam M & Son

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