Jim Dickrell. “Is Smaller Smarter?” Farm Journal’s Mile July/Aug 2016. Web.
For decades, the unquestioned rule in dairy facility design was bigger was better, more efficient and more banker-friendly. More cows meant lower costs and, presumably, more profit.
A quote from Jake.
“Overseas, in countries operating with different economic models, size is not yet limiting, says Jake Martin, CEO of JGM Consulting Agricultural Engineers. For example, in countries such as Russia, Oman and China, wehre space, siting and labor are rarely issues, he’s still designing mega-dairies.”