How Much Does a Fabric Building Cost Anyway?

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Across North America, thousands of fabric buildings are constructed every year. Building uses vary from barns, to commercial warehousing, municipal salt and sand storage, and even sports and event centers.

Like a lot of people, you’re wondering how much a fabric building costs. At Britespan, we are regularly asked, “can you tell me about fabric building prices?” A great question! However, there are a number of variables that determine the final price of a fabric building. 

The Next Big Thing in Agricultural Composting

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What is Composting?

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled, aerobic conditions to a relatively stable humus-like material called compost.

Composting can happen in many different ways using a variety of materials, methods, equipment, and scales of operation.

For agricultural operations the common materials or feedstocks that are composted are livestock manures and bedding and various residual plant materials (straw, culls, on-farm processing wastes, etc.).

During the composting process, materials release heat, water and carbon dioxide, to result in the final product.

Compost provides many essential nutrients for plant growth and therefore is often used as fertilizer. This rich, natural fertilizer allows farmers to cut back on use of chemical fertilizers. Farmers will often use the fertilizer for their own farm, or sell it as a product.

Like many agricultural operations, composting can have its challenges. Long processing time, land required for composting, and investing in bulk storage buildings are some of the bigger challenges when deciding to compost agricultural waste onsite.

Agricultural composting has been done forever. But in the ever changing agricultural environment, operational efficiency and return on investment are vital, even when it comes to composting.

Fabric Buildings Save US Crops as Storage Costs Rise

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Farmers across the United States are feeling the pressure of rising grain storage costs and rotting crops, one of the results of a U.S. trade war with China.  

4 Tips for Healthier and Happier Goats

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As dairy goat producers become more progressive and milk yields increase, we frequently see more herd related issues dealing with animal disease and productivity, such as poor milk quality, nutritional problems, and fertility issues.

Developing a herd health plan is essential for all dairy goat farms.


4 tips for a healthier and happier herd


Maintaining Hoof Care

Lameness can cause reproduction issues, decline in milk production, and drop in body condition score. Regular hoof trimming is a necessary task for maintaining good herd health.


Providing Essential Nutrients

Being smart about your nutritional choices will ensure the most productivity from your herd. Essential nutrients for your herd include:

  • High levels of protein
  • Feed with high energy values
  • Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and salt, and vitamins A and D
  • Lots of fresh water


Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing diseases by keeping your goats healthy is the first line of defense. To prevent the spread of disease through your herd, be sure to provide clean environments with fresh air and ventilation. Reduce the stress of your herd by avoiding overcrowding, and provide the most natural environment possible.


Improving Reproductive Health

Studies have shown that extended periods of light exposure improves off season production. To avoid purchasing lighting and increasing your electricity costs, choose a barn that provides a naturally bright environment and allows for daytime light cycles.

Remember, it costs less to prevent herd health issues than to treat them. So take a proactive approach to your dairy goat operation.


Learn more about Britespan’s fabric building goat barns

4 Tips for Healthier and Happier Goats

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As dairy goat producers become more progressive and milk yields increase, we frequently see more herd related issues dealing with animal disease and productivity, such as poor milk quality, nutritional problems, and fertility issues.

Developing a herd health plan is essential for all dairy goat farms.


4 tips for a healthier and happier herd


Maintaining Hoof Care

Lameness can cause reproduction issues, decline in milk production, and drop in body condition score. Regular hoof trimming is a necessary task for maintaining good herd health.


Providing Essential Nutrients

Being smart about your nutritional choices will ensure the most productivity from your herd. Essential nutrients for your herd include:

  • High levels of protein
  • Feed with high energy values
  • Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and salt, and vitamins A and D
  • Lots of fresh water


Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing diseases by keeping your goats healthy is the first line of defense. To prevent the spread of disease through your herd, be sure to provide clean environments with fresh air and ventilation. Reduce the stress of your herd by avoiding overcrowding, and provide the most natural environment possible.


Improving Reproductive Health

Studies have shown that extended periods of light exposure improves off season production. To avoid purchasing lighting and increasing your electricity costs, choose a barn that provides a naturally bright environment and allows for daytime light cycles.

Remember, it costs less to prevent herd health issues than to treat them. So take a proactive approach to your dairy goat operation.


Learn more about Britespan’s fabric building goat barns

Leveraging Your Equine Operations Year-Round

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You want to run your Equine business year-round. Why wouldn’t you? It’s an opportunity to generate a continuous profit and grow your business.

The True Cost of Salt Storage

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Choosing a salt storage building for your operations is important. Proper storage solutions can reduce runoff, protect salt and sand from the elements, and can also help you adhere to environmental salt management plans.

Avoid Water Weight & Reduce Your Disposal Fees

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Is water weight causing your disposal fees to go up rather than down?

With the cost of disposal and tipping fees continuing to rise, waste and recycling facilities have been looking for ways to keep the weight of their materials down.

One of the biggest challenges: water weight from rain and snow accumulation.

So how do you reduce your disposal fees? Put simply, shelters. By covering materials with the right shelter solution, you protect the material from the elements completely, allowing you to avoid water weight, and keep those disposal costs down.

Onsite Storage That Costs Less than Renting

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Is your business or operations currently renting offsite storage buildings for materials, vehicles, or equipment? Did you know buying your own onsite storage building actually costs less!?

Innlawn Farms Robot Dairy Barn Open House

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Friday, October 19

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

376886 Line 37, Embro, ON Canada

Join us for the McCorquodale’s/Innlawn Farms open house! Stop by and tour this amazing 120′ x 378′ Britespan robot dairy barn, equipped with a 3 foot eave, Farmor ventilation, two GEA Monobox Robots, GEA FRone Feed Pusher, alley scrapers, stabling, and more! Refreshments will be served.