Specialising in clear roofed, deep litter dairy shelters

Our dairy shelters

Customised dairy shelters

Customised shelters for the Australian dairy industry

Dairy Shelters Australia specialises in customising Redpath clear roofed deep litter shelters for the Australian dairy industry. Our shelters are steel framed with a flexible clear roof (polythene) membrane that has been tried and tested in the New Zealand dairy industry for over 30 years.

Our shelters typically provide a return on investment within a short time due to the many benefits they give to a dairy enterprise.

  • Proven technology in New Zealand dairy farming system
  • Highest quality materials, manufacture and design
  • Local knowledge and know how
  • Manufacturer’s warranty
  • Field support and post-building advice available
Our dairy shelters

Dairy shelters

Our shelters are ideal for the following uses on farm:

  • Herd feedpad shelter – temporary housing  for a few hours only
  • Herd standoff shelter – short to medium term housing – 1 to 3 day(s)
  • Herd loafingbarn – longer term housing – Up to one week or more
  • Herd winteringbarn – (weeks)

The shelters are manufactured in Victoria and New Zealand and are backed by a manufacturers guarantee on materials. Dairy Shelters Australia specialises in customising these Redpath shelters for the Australian dairy industry.

Herd feed pad

Herd feedpad shelter – temporary housing  for a few hours only

Floor Type: Often constructed over an existing or new concrete pad, slotted type concrete floor, hard pan base, or litter floor.

  • Used for temporary protection whilst feeding out.
  • Provides basic shelter and warmth for drying the floor
  • Eliminate rainfall induced run- off from pad of effluent

Herd standoff shelter

Short/Med term housing – 1-3 day(s)

Floor Type: Soft litter, for comfort when housing for multiple days

  • Used for 1-3 day housing
  • Basic shelter + wind protection may be incorporated onto walls.
  • Allows all basic benefits of Feedpad shelter
  • Increased drainage requirements beneath litter compared to a feedpad shelter
  • Medium level of litter management& maintenance

Herd loafingbarn

Longer term housing – Up to one week or more

Floor Type: Soft litter for comfort over long periods of housing.

  • Used for multiple weeks of housing
  • Superior drainage system
  • Larger sized wood chip or similar free-draining material used for floor litter to speed drainage.
  • Higher level of litter management / maintenance, often on a daily basis. I.E stirring,aerating,cleaning etc
  • Additional weather protection systems/options likely to be fitted to the building (eaves, sides etc)
  • Building sits on raised pad, with perimeter drain system

Herd winteringbarn

Longer term housing – (weeks)

Floor: Soft litter for comfort over long periods of housing.

  • Used for multiple weeks of housing
  • Superior drainage system
  • Larger sized wood chip or similar free-draining material used for floor litter to speed drainage.
  • Higher level of litter management / maintenance, often on a daily basis. I.E stirring,aerating,cleaning etc
  • Additional weather protection systems/options likely to be fitted to the building (eaves, sides etc)
  • Building sits on raised pad, with perimeter drain system