Octaform has long been a building material of choice for agriculture. Barn walls constructed with the Octaform concrete forming system are easy to clean, look great and can even lower insurance costs.
Furthermore, no cranes, expensive forming equipment, or specialized trades are required to build with Octaform. Given the option, many farmers have been keen to build a premium concrete structure with the tools, labour and materials already available to them.
Better Hog Barns Reduce Costs
Today, sophisticated farmers are also noticing that Octaform offers many other advantages. Hog farmers in Minnesota, known for its extreme seasonal temperatures, have realized that by building their barns with Octaform, they are using less energy to heat and cool the facilities. Furthermore, they are getting hogs to market faster. During periods of extreme heat, hogs will at best, eat less and grow slowly. At worst, they suffer from stress, fight and sometimes die.
Octaform, they claim, eliminates this problem. Not only are the hogs less stressed by swings in temperature, they are happier and they grow faster, increasing speed to market.
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Minnesota Farmers talk about their state-of-the-art finishing barns.
Octaform barns are also easy to clean and almost impenetrable by outside threats such as disease-carrying rodents. This environment almost certainly reduces the need for chemical pest control, antibiotics or other medical treatment often necessitated by conventional wooden structures.