New Zealand's eco cow shed?

Head, Marilyn
February 2007
Ecos;Feb/Mar2007, Issue 135, p30
Blog Entry
The article provides information on the concept of the Herd Homes, a cow housing architecture conceptualized by diary herd farmers Tom and Kathy Pow from Whangarei, New Zealand. It protects cattle from weather, reduces greenhouse gases and nitrogen leaching into waterways, and provides an environmentally efficient method of recycling stock effluent. According to Tom and Kathy, they have incorporated the features of shade cloth and clever airflow technology which can be remotely controlled and solar-powered. In its bunkers, a thin layer of absorbent topsoil and an efficient air circulation system keep the wastewater warm and odorless.


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