4 row barn, head to head or tail to tail?

We are starting to throw ideas around for new barn, pretty simple really but the great debate seems to revolve around this question on our farm. Head to head or tail to tail stall layout? Head to head narrows the barn up a bit and reduces over all cost. Other opinion is that tail to tail is more preferable for the cow. What is the opinion of the masses? Is there any credible research on this question?
 

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Im currently doing my shed too. Although the gable posts are annoyingly already positioned for head to head I'm going for tail to tail, as the shed also has a feed passage, I will in effect be able direct cows to feed and shut them out of the cubicles for a while post milking... which I'm hoping is a good thing.
 
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This is ours, Works extreemly well.
My opinion is to avoid "head into the walls" cubicles. They lack lunging space

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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