Akura Industrial Design and Construction

Walpole Dairy Sheds

Yielima, VIC

Transforming Farming: Akura's Innovative Solutions

At Akura, we are proud to have partnered with Walpole Farms to bring their state-of-the-art dairy facility to life. Our collaboration with the Walpole family represents a significant milestone in our commitment to providing top-shelf agricultural infrastructure.

The Walpole family faced a monumental task: accommodating the aspirations of their children to expand their dairy operations while ensuring optimal cow comfort and productivity. With two 990-cow free-stall barns and an 80-unit basement parlour rotary dairy, spanning across 25 hectares, the scale of the project was unparalleled in the region.

Central to our solution was the design and construction of an 80-unit basement parlour rotary dairy, equipped with a BouMatic milking equipment. This dairy facility, tailored to accommodate the unique needs of large-scale milking, operates for 22 hours a day with a keen focus on milking efficiency and cow comfort.

The design of the free-stall barns prioritised cow well-being, featuring deep, clean sand bedding and automated environmental control systems. With one fan every 12 metres, temperature and humidity sensors trigger the fans automatically. This is a key example of cow comfort regardless of the external conditions.

We were also engaged to design and construct a commodity barn on site now used as a manure shed and pump pit. A 40ML fresh-water pond, coupled with flood washing and recycling systems, ensures efficient water usage, making the facility self-sufficient even in times of water scarcity.

The successful realisation of the Walpole Farms project stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts of the Akura team and the Walpole family. By leveraging innovation and expertise, we have not only elevated farming practices but also created a sustainable model for future agricultural developments.

At Akura, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of agricultural infrastructure, empowering farmers to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape. Join us as we continue to redefine the future of agricultural building, one project at a time.

Contact us to learn more about our transformative solutions for agricultural construction. Click here to view our agricultural infrastructure page where you can learn more about our capabilities. Together, let’s shape the future of farming.

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