Project Feature: Twinlocust Farms, Sunnidale, Ontario - New Dairy Facility

After the sale of their farm outside of the GTA, the Cook Family purchased land in Clearwater Township and established their new homestead with a little of the original farm and a whole lot of new dairy facility.

This past November, Sunnidale, Ontario was host to one of the largest dairy open houses the Township has seen. Bryan and Julie Cook, recent new residents to Clearview Township, opened the doors to their community to celebrate the launching of their new dairy operation.

In the summer of 2015, the Cook Family working with HFH Inc., and Stonecrest Engineering commenced planning on their new dairy facility at the farm the Cook family purchased to relocate from the GTA area.

With ground breaking a year later in August 2016, construction quickly progressed with the facility in operation by the Spring of 2017.

The impressive, newly constructed dairy operation includes an 83,600 square foot free stall dairy facility complete with an attached heifer barn, calf facility, feed kitchen, milkhouse and office. Also constructed with the dairy barn was a 24,000 square foot shop with an incorporated wash bay, a 16,000 square foot hay/commodity storage, a multi-bay bunker silo, a liquid manure storage tank and a 2,160 square foot timber frame barn moved from the original farmstead and fully restored.

The dairy facility houses four DeLaval VMS robots with observation rooms above, Trioliet Automated Feed System and JHAgro Automated Bedding System, all to help to optimize milk production and overall facility operation.

Twinlocust Farms provided a well-rounded dairy operation design Stonecrest was pleased to be a part of. We wish the Cooks much success with their new facility and in their new community. For more photos on this project, visit our projects page.

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