Precast concrete slatted systems have been used as an effective means of housing cattle and other livestock since the late 1960’s.
In more recent times the predominant house type which has been constructed utilises liquid manure storage systems as the availability and cost of straw has become prohibitive.
Many units now, both dairy and beef are constructed with the floor fully suspended providing slurry storage underneath with accommodation and feeding area above. There are many possible combinations using Precast cubicle bases, Gang slats and Solid slabs to form feed passages and/or bedded areas. The concrete products are generally set on prestressed support beams or lintels which are supported by concrete pillars.
The underground tank can be constructed using the patented Harrison Underground Tank System which is a simple, quick and cost effective way of constructing a slurry tank. See section on Underground Storage Tanks for further information.