As the cattle production industry has evolved over the years, there has been a significant shift to feeding cattle indoors.
In the early stages of this trend, there were few options for companies that built cattle barns. TenCorp, Inc. saw that there was a shortage of qualified contractors that could build the livestock facilities that customers required. In 2010, we designed and built our first deep-pit cattle barn.
The benefits of this type of deep-pit cattle barn include:
- Reduction in labor expenses: 0.14 hours vs. 0.38 hours in a bed-pack confinement (per head-space/year)
- Elimination of bedding expenses
- Reduction of building size: stocking density of 22 sf (in a slatted barn), vs. 40 sf (in bed pack)
- Reduction in manure management expenses – only requires 1 pump/year
- Increased manure nutrient levels
- Increased cattle comfort
TenCorp, Inc. specializes in the design and construction of deep-pit cattle barns, and is the industry leader in the cattle barn industry. Our focus is on building high-quality cattle barns that will last for generations. Having an extensive background in the cattle industry, our buildings are built to maximize cattle performance and efficiency.
Features of TenCorp, Inc. Standard Barns:
- Gable Roof Structure
- With properly designed ridge openings and sidewall height, the gable roof structure provides the ideal ventilation for cattle in every season. Fresh air is drawn in from both sides of the building, and is pulled through the open ridge due to the “stack effect”.
- Wood-Framed Structure
- The wood-framed structure provides superior strength for the cattle barn. The roof system includes 1/2″ plywood and felt paper above the purlins. This eliminates condensation issues that are common with metal building systems.
- All of the materials used in the barn are carefully selected to ensure maximum quality, and come from a single supplier.
- Pen Configurations
- The pen sizes are designed to ensure that the cattle are housed as efficiently as possible, while still maintaining adequate bunk space for access to feed.