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Dobbin Barn, All-State Barn Tour

Click here to see 114 new photos added to shared album, Dobbin Barn, Sept 2021, by David Austin.

Photos by Dave Austin, August 2021

Painting is in progress.
Dobbin barn.

Renovating silo and roof.
Dobbin barn.

Looking up to the roof.
Dobbin barn.

Finishing the roof.
Dobbin barn.

Looking up the silo, which is in the middle of the barn.
Dobbin barn.

Stanchions in the barn.
Dobbin barn interior.

Storage of food for the animals, and equipment.
Dobbin barn interior.

The silo is in the center of the barn.
Dobbin barn interior.

Ad from Gordon-Van Tine for round barns.
Dobbin barn interior.

More from Gordon-Van Tine for round barns.
Dobbin barn interior.

Clay tiles that make up the silo.
Dobbin barn interior.

Earlier photos, Sept 23, 2012, by Jeff Fitz-Randolph

Dobbin Barn, photos taken during All-State Barn Tour 2012, Sept 23, 2012.
Dobbin barn.

South side of Dobbin Barn.
Dobbin barn.

Silo in the center of the barn, built from hollow clay tile.  The boards on top are temporary.
Dobbin barn.

The base of the silo, and an old corn dryer.  Stalls can be seen to the left.
Dobbin barn.

The outer wall is to the left, stalls to the right.
Dobbin barn.

The animal stalls surround the silo, which makes feeding easier.
Dobbin barn.

These stanchions are Louden Machinery Company products, made in Fairfield, IA.  See a Louden catalogue page at the Louden website.
Dobbin barn.

Wooden stalls had been widely used, but presented various problems, which the all-steel stalls were designed to solve.
Dobbin barn.

Looking into the silo.
Dobbin barn.

The brackets attached to the rafters support a Louden Hay Carrier system.
Dobbin barn.

Close up of a hay carrier pulley.
Dobbin barn.

This Louden Hay Carrier was used in this barn.  See a Louden catalogue page at the Louden website.
Dobbin barn.

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