Where can I find plans and planning information for dairy freestall barns?

Planning a new barn may be a once in a lifetime experience. Therefore, it is important to look at the project objectively and take a reasonable amount of time to gather good information and ideas that can be incorporated into a system that creates a healthy and productive environment for the cows and their caregivers.

Some resources to consider are:

Penn State Agricultural & Biological Engineering Extension website. It contains a number of “Idea Plans” for 2-row, 3-row, 4-row & …