2018 | Livestock Facilities | 1st Place

Stan and Jean Potratz
Built By:
Greiner Buildings
Washington, IO
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness: This 60x208 livestock facility was built for Stan and Jean's sheep operation. Half of the building is lined and insulated to house lambing ewes. The other half of the building is separated with overhead doors into open air pens. Stan & Jean put much research into the proper living environment for their building and incorporated many unique resources to do so.

Unique features: The lined and insulated portion has an office/wash area, in-ground waterers, large vent fans for proper air circulation, large doors for equipment to easily move into the building. Galebreaker was installed in the open post end for wind and heat protection while offering plenty of airflow.

Post-frame advantage: Post frame offered a large building with tall exterior walss for oversized doors and equipment, well ventilated rooms for livestock and large clear span to do so.

Cost per Sq. Ft.: $15.48

Duration to complete: 23. Owners finished interior over winter months