Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pic Today 9/15/10





WHY ARE DAIRY BARNS
WHITE? *

From 1900 to 1940, many large dairy farms
were built throughout Missouri,
and are still in use today.
The primary barn has an attached silo
for animal feed, and lofty "gambrel" roofs
to maximize the size of the hayloft.

The design of these barns,
almost always painted white,
offers maximum ventilation for cow comfort,
and room for efficient handling of manure,
hay and feed, and modern milking equipment.

After all, comfortable, contented cows
produce the sweetest milk. And white barns
reflect the sun's heat, keeping the barn cool.

*ANSWER: So we know they're dairy barns!
(Anyway, milk is white, right?)

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