The Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms is an agritourism highlight. It has an interactive walk through visitor’s center, a 4-D movie theatre, a farm tour on a large scale dairy neighboring the site, a calf birthing center, a gift shop, restaurant, and other features being added every year.
Artex Barn Solutions has a long relationship with the decision makers on Fair Oaks Farms and was pleased to partner with them on the construction of the most recent dairy facility. Fair Oaks is always expanding.
They provide milk for local fluid markets, as well as for their own cheeses and ice cream, and for milk products shipped out of the local area via trucks running off compressed natural gas – methane from cow manure! With all of these markets to fill, Fair Oaks has to continually increase their herd size to meet demands.
This recent project saw over 4000 holes of Artex headlocks installed in the new milking cow free stall barn facilities and the dry cow area. Stall divider loops were also ordered - customized to Fair Oaks’ liking to match the furnishings in their other facilities. The loops were mounted to wood posts with sand as the bedding in the stalls. To reduce heat stress and to encourage the cows to eat in the hot and humid summer months, Artex Breeze and Artex High Velocity Basket fans were installed to create cow cooling through air velocity.
To learn more about the Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms, visit www.fofarms.com. Here you can find information about the Visitors’ Center facility and more about the Farm’s ideals. News items are also linked to the site.
This recent project saw over 4000 holes of Artex headlocks installed in the new milking cow free stall barn facilities and the dry cow area.