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Hoop Barns for Dairy Cattle

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This bulletin addresses hoop barns as a low-cost, efficient solution for raising dairy cattle. Management techniques for hoop barns, economic considerations useful for design and layout and when choosing construction options, plus cost comparisons of hoop barns with traditional buildings is covered. Illustrations, photographs, and tables enhance explanations, offer examples, and provide quick reference to facts.


  • When to consider hoops
  • Hoop barn management
  • Using hoop barns for dairy operations
  • Designing and erecting the hoop barns
  • Environment and ventilation
  • Manure handling


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