Construct or Renovate Farm Structures

Plan to construct or renovate a barn, manure storage or shed on your farm? If so, this is a good place to start. Make an appointment with your building department to discuss your plans. Be sure to allow for adequate time to obtain all necessary approvals, including the issuance of a building permit before scheduling construction. Professional Engineering Services for design and general review of specific projects may be required for Nutrient Management Strategies.

To help you determine what you need to consider prior to building or renovating your farm structure, please review each type of Farm Structure below and click on the links that apply to your project.

1. Livestock Facility (Housing) including Feed Storage/Milkhouse if attached to barn

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating a Livestock Facility (Housing) including Feed Storage/Milkhouse if attached to barn.


2. Livestock Facility (Housing) containing Manure Storage

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating a Livestock Facility (Housing) containing Manure Storage.


3. Concrete/Steel Manure Storage

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating a Concrete/Steel Manure Storage.


4. Earthen Manure Storage

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating an Earthen Manure Storage.


5. Anaerobic Digestion Facility

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating an Anaerobic Digestion Facility.


Numbers 6 and 7 below do not require a Nutrient Management Strategy

6. Implement Shed

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating an Implement Shed.


7. Feed Storage if not attached to Livestock Facility (Housing)

You will need to consider the following before you can build or renovate:

Click here to find out more about Building or Renovating a Feed Storage if not attached to Livestock Facility (Housing).

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: nman.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 11 January 2010
Last Reviewed: 22 January 2010