Archive: Plans

Important: Warranty Disclaimer for Plans 

For the convenience of our clientele, this website makes available conceptual plans that can be helpful in planning buildings, facilities, or other structures. They were developed over many years by engineers at Land Grant universities through the former USDA Cooperative Farm Buildings Plan Exchange. Regardless of the original intent, these are older plans that provide conceptual information only, and are not to be considered or used as construction plans.

These plans do not claim to represent the most current technology or the most recent construction techniques, standards, or codes. For example, over the years there have been changes in the National Design Specifications for Wood Construction, changes in the strengths and types of building materials, and changes in fasteners, among other things. Those changes, along with variations in climate, building codes, and other factors, make it imperative that professional services be utilized for your specific project. Suggested services include, but are not limited to, structural design, assurance of compliance with codes and regulations, site selection, construction supervision, and provision for utilities, waste management, and access. These plans do not replace the need for competent design assistance in developing safe, legal, and well-functioning agricultural buildings and systems.

Neither the University of Kentucky, the Midwest Plan Service, the United States Department of Agriculture, nor any of the cooperating Land Grant universities, warranty these plans. They are for conceptual use only and are not for use as construction plans.

 

Beef

Feeding Barns
6156 - Confinement Beef Barn
6160 - Confinement Beef Barn - Rear Driveway
6297 - Beef Feeding Pens - Counter-Sloped

Corral Layouts
5796 - Two-Pen Corral
6049 - Corral with Curved Chute
6229 - Expansible Corrals
6230 - Corrals with working Facilities
881-1 - Cattle Working Chute

Loading Chutes
5681 - Moveable Chute for Loating Cattle
5960 - Loading Ramp and Six-Way Sorting Trap

Stocks and Equipment
5959 - Cutting Gate Tower and Chute
5961 - Gates and Fences for Stock Corrals
6051 - Cattle Guards
6103 - Breeding Chute for Beef Cattle
6141 - Trailer for Cattle - Gooseneck Type
6153 - Cattle Chute - Adjustable Type

Calf Handling
5768 - Calf Creep Feeder
5962 - Tilting Calf Table
5969 - Tilting Calf Table - Pipe Frame
6266 - Pasture Creep Gate
772-32 - Calf Creep


Dairy

Milkrooms and Parlors
6203 - Milking Parlor, Double 6 & 8 Herringbone

Freestall Barns
723-30 - Freestall Dairy Unit - Side Entering Pole Barn
6111 - Freestall Barn - Drive-Thru Type
6126 - Ventilation System for Cold Freestall Barns

Calf Barns
6065 - Movable Calf Shelter
6146 - Maternity Barn for Dairy Cows
6190 - Fan Ventilation Systems for Animal Facilities
6301 - Calf Hutch with Movable Paddock
8839-4 - Cold Calf Barn

Manure Storage
723-34 - Dairy Manure Storage Facility
6282 - Manure Storage and Settling Basin

Miscellaneous Structures
AEU-91 - Shade Options for Grazing Cattle


Feed

Storage 

Hay
731-2 - Hay Storage & Feeding Barn
731-4 - Big Bale Hay Storage Barn (Side-Loading) 

Silage
6021 - Braced Wall Silo
6048 - Silo Types A, B, & C
6055 - Horizontal Silo, Tilt-Up Construction
6109 - Wood Bunker Silo
6175 - Horizontal Silo, Tilt-Up Below Grade
6347 - Concrete Trench Silo

Commodity
6364 - Large Capacity Bulk Feed Storage Bin

Feeding
 

Hay
5925 - Cattle Feeding Rack for Hay and Silage
6245 - Covered Feeder for Round Bales

Silage
5862 - Covered Feeder for Cattle, Type B
5925 - Cattle Feeding Rack for Hay and Silage
5939 - Cattle Feeding Shelter
6012 - Silage Feed Bunks
6066 - Cattle Feeders
6167 - Silage Feed Bunks

Mineral/Salt
AEN-16 - Mineral Feeder

Broiler Litter
732-18 - Broiler Litter Feeder for Cattle


Horse

Barns

5838 - Riding Horse Barn
5994 - Pole Type Saddle Horse Barn
6010 - Horse Barn - 8 stalls
6011 - Horse Barn - 17 Stalls
6128 - Horse Barn - Indoor Exercise Area
6171 - Horse Barn and Arena
6285 - Horse Barn - 26'x48' - Gambrel Roof
722-1 Riding Horse Barn - 4 Stalls

Equipment
6015 - Horse Show Rings


Horticulture

Greenhouses
771-1A - Rigid Frame Greenhouse - 16'-40' wide - 4' Frame Spacing
771-3 - "Kentucky Speciality" Greenhouse
771-8 - Kentucky Hobby Greenhouse
8890-1A - Teaching Greenhouse

Storage
6197 - Greenhouse Heating and Ventilation Systems

Roadside Stands
5192 - Roadside Stand
5982 - Two Display Stands for Produce
5983 - Roadside Stand - 8' x 16'

Miscellaneous
6080 - Mini Hotbed and Propagating Frame
771-9 - Plastic Covered Coldframe


Miscellaneous Structures

Home/Yard
712-13 - Camp Stoves, Brick, Concrete and Stone
712-18 - Picnic Table
750-1 - Bee Hive
8553-16 - Concrete Cistern
5188 - Outdoor Fireplace and Picnic Table
6258 - Barbecue Pit
6259 - Camp Stoves
6260 - Trash Burners
6261 - Outdoor Fireplaces
6344 - Purple Martin Birdhouse
---- - Gazebo, Tiffany Design

Farm
5192 - Roadside Stand
5197 - Farm Spring House
5505 - Farm Gates
5695 - Smoke House
6051 - Cattle Guards
6137 - Hutches for Rabbits
6151 - Gate, Telescoping Type
6177 - Dock Bumper, self aligning
6192 - Pick-up Truck Racks
6231 - Beehive and Frames
6232 - Poultry and Pigeon Houses
6233 - Rabbit House
6265 - Solar Beeswax Extractor
6277 - Rabbit Hutch
6278 - Dog Houses, Types A, B, and C
6286 - Types of Wood Fencing
6360 - 2 Multi-Row Caged Rabbit Shed

Recreation
5824 - Playground Layouts
5975 - Boat Landing
5995 - Picnic Shelter
5998 - Adirondack-Type Shelter
6020 - Sheltered BAR-B-Q Pit
6079 - Pavilion with Kitchen
6295 - Picnic Shelter with Fireplace
6324 - Low Cost Beehive
6325 - Honeycomb Uncapping Tank and Super Dumping Board
6340 - Rabbit Housing (meat type): Pole Structure Cage Shelter
6356 - Pavilion with Storage
 


Pole Buildings

Pole Barns
5780 - Pole Barn
5781 - Pole Barn
5782 - Pole Barn, Trussed Roof 39' Wide
5832 - Type "C" Pole Construction, 26', 39', or 52' Wide

Multi-Purpose Buildings
741-7 - 30' Machinery Shed with Removable Tier Rails for 2 Tier Tobacco Housing

Machinery Sheds
6287 - Machinery Shed
741-9 - 40' Machinery Shed, One Side Open with 40' x 32' Workshop


Swine

Portable Units
5787 - Movable Hog House - 2 Pen 8'x14' Unit
726-15 - Boar or Sow Shelter House

Farrowing Buildings
726-31 - Swine Farrowing Building

Nursery Buildings
726-32 - Swine Nursery Building

Grower and Finishing Buildings
6159 - Swine Building - Finishing Floor - Total Slats
726-33 - Swine Growing Building
726-34 - Swine Finishing Building

Gestation and Breeding Buildings
6333 - Swine Breeding and Gestation Building
726-35 - Swine Gestation Building
 
Shades
5947 - Portable Shade for Hogs

Handling Facilities and Equipment
6190 - Fan Ventilation Systems for Animal Facilities
6223 - Circular Loading Pen for Swine