New Beef Shed build (Slatted Tank)

Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by gilroy, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. ridger

    ridger Member

    £51 a meter here for 35 Newtown
     
  2. watfordfrosty

    watfordfrosty Member

    Location:
    northamptonshire
    why is concrete so much cheaper in Ireland
     
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  3. ridger

    ridger Member

    Probably because there is 6 or 7 different companies trying to undercut each other within ten miles
     
  4. S J H

    S J H Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    I don't think you have aggregate tax?
     
  5. ridger

    ridger Member

    We do,
     
  6. S J H

    S J H Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Ah sorry, that is bloody cheap then.
     
  7. gilroy

    gilroy Member

    Thanks Cozzie, so would i get 120 cattle in a shed for €60k? Tell me more about these birds... Is it because it open?
     
  8. gilroy

    gilroy Member

    What would this type of shed cost me. Keep it cheap.... with 60% grant from Department. Holding 120 cattle, 6 bays long feeding 10 cattle at front and back. Tank width 30 ft. 15 ft slats.
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  9. jamesy

    jamesy Member

    Location:
    Orkney
    I'm guessing it'll cost you 40%
     
  10. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    It just always has been, roof sheets and steel etc is dearer though
     
  11. gilroy

    gilroy Member

    Good one jamesy....... 40% of 100k, 80k, 60k....
     
  12. james ds

    james ds Member

    Location:
    leinster
    Your shed design is not great , you need more storage and a wider tank is cheaper to build , the best working shed which is also the most economical to build is a double slat tank both sides with a passage down the middle , two 12'6 slats each side with a concrete strip 18" wide both sides of the slats , this is a grant spec design , the sizes you mentioned are not grant spec. This type of shed 6 bays long gives you 3 double pens both sides of the passage .this will hold 35 fat cattle / pen.
     
  13. gilroy

    gilroy Member

    Would this one be better James ds?

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  14. Davy_g

    Davy_g Member

    Location:
    Co Down
    Why not make one big tank under the feed passage too. You pay for it one and will never regret it.
     
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  15. james ds

    james ds Member

    Location:
    leinster
    That will work perfect , but will be expensive / hd to build , that is a very wide slat , they are available but are very dear , it will be cheaper to build a double tank with 2 11'6 slats with a wall down the middle , this will also be easier to agitate , you don't need all that feed space for the amount of stock that she'd will hold , if you widen your slatted area by 7 ft and shorten the shed by 2 bays it will hold the same amount of stock for a lot less money .long and narrow is expensive.
     
  16. multi power

    multi power Member

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    Or long and narrow but open fronted
     
  17. hubbahubba

    hubbahubba Member

    Location:
    Sunny Glasgow
    How many 650kg cows can you fit and 15 foot slats that are 100 foot long?
     
  18. ridger

    ridger Member

    70 I'd have on it at least
     
  19. SolwayFarmer

    SolwayFarmer New Member

    what about something like this?
    we built this 5 years ago and has worked well. the occasional really windy wet night the cattle are a wee bit miserable but otherwise has been a very easy to manage building
    100ft long with two 13ft slats divided into 10 pens. We normally house 120 stores (450kg) and finish them on the slats to about 600kg so each pen holding about 7000kg of cattle
    cost about £80,000 all done then we had a bit of a grant on it so has probably paid for itself now.
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  20. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    A lot we empty a shed that has over 800 cows in it all on slats with feed passage in the middle
     

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