Why taking shelter is good for business and cows on dairy farms

Andrew Marshall
Updated March 1 2024 - 9:04am, first published 6:30am
The $300,000 dairy shelter shed built in 2017 on Haybrook Farm near Cohuna in northern Victoria. Photo supplied.
The $300,000 dairy shelter shed built in 2017 on Haybrook Farm near Cohuna in northern Victoria. Photo supplied.

Construction costs can run into the millions, but the dairy farmers building big housing structures to shelter their herds from climate extremes say they are reaping plenty of rewards - and so are their cows.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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