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Dobbin Barn, All-State Barn Tour

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.

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Sept 23, 2012

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