4dBarn® Oy (Ltd) gives you a new perspective on barn design by making existing barns more efficient. Improve labour efficiency. Create and use a working plan. Optimize calf barn facilities!
Questions in Your mind? What kind of different investment paths could our farm have? Can I use my existing facilities as a part of switching to AMS?
Am I able to get a well functioning barn with a lower investment cost? Where should I put my new barn and secure future expansion? Can I fix existing barns to a new use? What is the ball park cost of these different options?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
If you are planning a new robot barn or retrofit the old one, we hope that our new blog can give you some information.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.