Feedpad- faull farms
feedpad- faull farms
feedpad- faull farms

100 x 30m Feedpad

Faull Farms, Supershed, Taranaki

THE SITUATION

Gavin and Oliver Faull are very successful Taranaki business men and owners of Faull farms/ the Supershed, one of South Taranaki’s largest (milking 1000 cows) and most successful dairy farms, winning multiple awards over the years. Faull farms had a small, smooth surface concrete feedpad that was an extension of their yards and was set up with water troughs.

 

THE IMPLICATION

The increasing size of Faull Farm’s herd meant the had outgrown the old feedpad. The old feedpad also had multiple other problems that the Faulls were unhappy with. The smoothness of the surface made the pad slippery- especially when covered with rain and effluent. As the feedpad was set up as just an extension of their yards, the flow was terrible and it made cleaning the feedpad very difficult. The ‘water’ troughs were set up on blocks, so effluent built up underneath making the pad extra messy and even harder to clean. The troughs also filled up with water in the rain.

 

THE SOLUTION

Presco worked with Gavin and Oliver and Tony Penwarden (the Faull’s award-winning sharemilker) to come up with the best solution for their needs.  We spent a lot of time researching the best surface options for the pad, and setting up a design that tied the feedpad into their existing racework, meaning the herd can use the pad just as easily, before and after milking. We managed all the earthworks, and the entire installation of the 100m x 30m feedpad, which can also be used as a standoff pad in wet weather. We set the pad up with feed troughs, meaning all their feed was enclosed and there were no gaps under the troughs leaving room for effluent pile up. The final feedpad is good for at least 600 cows, which works perfectly for the Faulls who milk year-round and run a split herd.

 

 

“Faull Farms used Presco for the construction of a very large feed pad. Our requirements were very demanding due to the high standard of our operation being one of the most modern dairy farms in Australasia.

I was most impressed with the standard of work from Presco and the very professional and ethical approach to the project. Their quotations were extensive and detailed and the most professional I have seen for such a project and made it very easy to make decisions. Their willingness to attend on-site meetings at any time and their flexible approach to the design was very professional. They completed within budget and on time.

I would certainly unconditionally recommend Presco for such projects.”

 

Gavin M Faull
Managing Director
Faull Farms Limited

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06 278 0712
15 Scott Street
PO Box 530, Hawera, 4610
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