Improved Dairy Skills and Best Cow Homes

We coach dairy farmers to improve their skills and design facilities to optimize animal and human well-being with maximized results and savings.

You´ll get the design, training programme and layout of your robot barn.

How to begin with dairy barn investment – Four important steps

  • Ten Point Robot Barn

    Ten Point Robot barn eCourse is designed just for you, as it will take you through the main functionalities of your barn an...
    Regular price Ex.Vat €315,00
    Ex.Vat Regular price Sale price €315,00
  • VIC-eCourse

    VIC - Very Important Cows in a Robot barn eCourse is a comprehensive guide to close-up and fresh cow housing and management...
    Regular price Ex.Vat €315,00
    Ex.Vat Regular price Sale price €315,00
  • Handling Cows in a Robot Barn

    The course is a practical guide to handle cows in a robot barn by one person safely and efficiently having cow´s perspectiv...
    Regular price Ex.Vat €315,00
    Ex.Vat Regular price Sale price €315,00
  • A Fetch Pen and Fresh Cow Group

    Two essential elements of a modern robot barn are a fetch pen and a separate group for fresh cows. These are important for ...
    Regular price Ex.Vat €159,00
    Ex.Vat Regular price Sale price €159,00

Consulting Services

The success of your robot barn investment is our passion. Together we will create a barn layout that is right for your business, your people and your cows.

  • 4dBarn Invest - a roadmap to a dairy farm future.

    A farmstead plan helps you to take the first steps on the investment path. 4dBarn experts make sure you also take into account next generation´s dairy expansions.

    Invest - consulting service gives you more than just a site for your new barn! You receive rough estimation of the costs and basic information for the authorities.

  • 4dBarn® Designed service is a 12-weeks programme.

    Training with 4dBarn experts combined with online courses will give you not only the layout but all essential skills to run your new building. Management decisions are is easy to make.

    The result is a fully functional barn with work instructions and a gate plan.

  • 4dBarn® Ltd analysis is based on an improved international database. 4dBarn® Boosted – Improve robot barn processes and work efficiency

  • Positive pressure tube ventilation system designed for your calf barn. Ventilation service helps to design and improve new or old calf barn ventilation.


  • We worked on designing both a new robot barn and a calf barn. We are still in the construction process, but all work from blank paper to finished drawing with 4dBarn was super good. 4dBarn's extensive experience on previous projects helped a lot in areas where I felt insecure. The whole solution feels very exciting if it works as well as it feels in advance.

    Martin Dahlin
    Dahlin Lantbruk / Sweden
  • Robotic barns in Latvia are still developing, and experienced experts with planning and view from the side is very necessary, because every farm is different. If I am planning to invest hundreds of thousands of eurous in new barn, I want to know today, how I will work there, what is better for the cows, and how will farm develop in next 30 years.

    Jānis Blūms
    SIA Jaunītes GB / Latvia
  • The favorite part of the barn is, that the way the cows look comfortable and relaxed. It was impressive how 4dBarn listens to and tries to fulfill the farmer´s demands for their life-style. I recommend 4dBarn to people who want an AMS barn and have satisfactory with the balance of work and private life.

    Yuto Taira
    Farmnote Dairy Platform Inc., Hokkaido, Japan
  • 4dBarn® visited my existing robot facility and observed our cows, barn layout, and management strategies. They provided us with well thought out, practical suggestions on how to improve our operation. They were professional, experienced and helpful.

    Karl Lettner
    Galesville, WI USA
  • Our barn was extended and transformed into a robot barn in the summer of 2017. The original barn was also designed by 4dBarn®’s skilled workers and I had a positive past experience about their expertise. 4dBarn®’s services are well thought-out and their customer service is friendly. I would surely recommend the company. 4dBarn® Designed 1 robot

    Tuomo Palosaari
    Veteli, Finland

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  • Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect
    Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect
    Jouni Pitkäranta has vast experience in barn design since 1987 when he was 15 y old. Before 4dBarn he has run his own barn design and architecture office Cowhomes. Jouni Pitkäranta is specialized in robotic milking barn, youngstock, and calf barn design. He has designed about 700 dairy facilities in total mostly in Finland, but also in Japan, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Holland and Germany.
  • Marjo Posio M.Sc.(Agr.)
    Marjo Posio M.Sc.(Agr.)
    Marjo Posio is a dairy management expert and her core expertise are calves. Marjo has strong practical experience from dairy barns, large scale calf barn and AMS barn troubleshooting. Since graduation in 2009, she has worked as a project manager and advisor. She is highly skilled in customer service. Digital tools and services are her great interest.
  • Virpi Huotari, M.Sc.(Agr.)
    Virpi Huotari, M.Sc.(Agr.)
    Virpi Huotari is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry and consulting. Strong business development professional is skilled in coaching, entrepreneurship, and strategy. Her specialties are leadership on the farm and LEAN, human resources and coaching managers and employees.
  • Antti Puuri, BS (Agr.)
    Antti Puuri, BS (Agr.)
    Antti Puuri brings strong practical expertise to the team. Growing up on a farm, Antti has gained experience on his family farm and working on various dairy farms in Finland and abroad. This varied experience has given him valuable insight into how different factors affect the efficiency of the barn and the welfare of animals and people. Antti is convinced that every barn requires an individual approach in the design...
  • Virpi Kurkela, DVM
    Virpi Kurkela, DVM
    Virpi Kurkela's professional interest is focused on the health and welfare of dairy cows in robotic milking and herd health management. At 4dBarn, her role is to apply a veterinary perspective to issues related to dairy herd housing and biosecurity. She is also a highly experienced and inspiring speaker.
  • Nahoko Kanai, DVM
    Nahoko Kanai, DVM
    Nahoko Kanai has worked in her veterinary career with large animals as a practicing vet. She has a extensive knowledge of nutrition management and herd health in Japanese dairy farms. As a part of the 4dBarn team, her goal is to deliver the most up-to-date information from the world to the Japanese Dairy industry. Dr Kanai is responsible of customer service, marketing and selling in Japan.
  • Miho Tabata, DVM
    Miho Tabata, DVM
    After devoting herself to small animal science and related business,Miho Tabata entered the dairy world and started her career as a translator, taking the opportunity of moving into Hokkaido, a major dairy area in Japan. Her current interest lies in the whole dairy business. Dr Tabata is responsible of Japanese translations in all materials.
  • David W Kammel PhD
    David W Kammel PhD
    An Emeritus Professor is helping dairy farms with farmstead planning, cooling and management of large scale parlor barns. Kammel received his doctorate in 1985 and he worked in the area of dairy and livestock housing design and management with thousands of dairy farms in Wisconsin, the USA and internationally. He made his career as the State Extension livestock specialist in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin. 

Contact Us

FINLAND Contact:



Address: Isokatu 16 B 11. 90100 Oulu, Finland

USA Contact: 

David W Kammel, Madison, WI

Tel. +1 608 212-9901

JAPAN Contacts: 

Dr. Nahoko Kanai, Hokkaido, Japan