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Darren Rethus feedlot 

Project overview

Darren contacted us to build a feedlot that would improve working conditions for himself and his workers and the living conditions for his beef cattle. It was imperative that the design of the building would increase on-farm animal welfare for Darren’s cattle.

Project Value: 

  • $700K*

Building dimensions:

  • 160m x 36m

On-site build time:

  • 21 weeks

Job site location:

  • Nhill, Victoria

Our scope and build details:

  • 3D structural model.
  • Fabricated hot-dipped galvanised steel package.
  • Purlins and girts.
  • Roof cladding.
  • Raised ridge ventilation cap.
  • Guttering and downpipe system.

Project collaborators: 

  • Civil engineer
  • Third-party installer

*All prices are an indication only and are subject to change at any time due to steel prices. Prices also do not include site preparation or installation costs.  

Darren Rethus feedlot
Darren Rethus feedlot farm shed
Darren Rethus agricultural farm shed
Darren Rethus feedlot barn shed
Darren Rethus feedlot area
Darren Rethus agricultural farm shed
Darren Rethus feedlot shed for beef cattle
Darren Rethus feedlot
Darren Rethus beef cattle feedlot shed

Challenges and solutions

The feedlot was to be built over existing yards on uneven ground so our challenge was to ensure the shed would not inhibit the working ability of the yards and was built to suit the lay of the land. 

After surveying, 1.6m of fall was determined from the highest to the lowest point of the ground. Hence, we needed to design the building with a clearance height that would allow feed machines to operate underneath. However, wanting to minimise the required building height, our client asked us to slope the cantilever upwards and connect it to the main building with a box gutter to allow for machine access underneath. 

“The shed enables us to manage the pen floor and dust. It keeps cattle more comfortable, cooler in summer and warm and dry in winter so it also enables us to manage the cleanliness of the cattle.”
Darren Rethus

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