Barn in an agricultural context is a building usually in a farm that is used in the storing of livestock, grains, hay, and farm equipment. The barn is generally common in rural areas, and the type of barn a farmer builds depends on the climatic region of that place, and also, it depends on the purpose the barn serves. There are different types and styles of a barn made for the specific purpose it serves. Barns can be used for different reasons and also named according to what they are used, for example, we have yam barn, which we use to store yams and other crops to avoid spoilage and protect them from other animals and pests like rodents. However, farmers are always concerned about the appearance of their barn because barn, when managed or taken care properly, portrays the diligence of the farmer and also create more worth on their livelihood.
Having A Barns In Farm Can Serve Different Types Of Benefits To Their Owners.
Some Of Those Benefits Are Mentioned Here
Protects crops and livestock: Barns keep the crops dry and healthy and helps in avoiding contamination in crops. They provide a suitable environment for the crops and livestock to sustain. They make it possible for crops and livestock to be stored in a conducive environment, thereby producing good breeds because it provides a means of rearing for live stocks. It is especially very useful for the diary livestock, because it provides adequate light, drainage, and ventilation and along with that it also provides safe shelter for the crops as well as livestock
Storage: It is used for storage; this is the main purpose barns serve. All grains and vegetation that is harvested from the farms after their maturity is first stored in these barns unless they reach market. There are different types of storage barns, some of them are smaller ones that are used to store farm equipment others are as large as to store a tractor. In these buildings the crops, equipment, and vehicles can be stored and protected from natural elements. For example, hays are the leguminous grass that are cut from stem while they are still in green color and are stored in the barn to protect from any kind of rotting or discoloration.
Transportation and organization: When goods and crops are kept properly organized in these buildings it makes it easier for farmers to move about quickly and transport them from one place to another. Equipment used by the farmers is also kept in a barn, thereby reducing occasional carrying of materials to and fro. Moreover, the equipments can be kept properly organized in these places. Proper organization help in easily finding them as well as avoiding accident that can be caused because of improper arrangement.
Increased value and life span of products: When crops, livestock and equipment are kept protected from all the natural elements and other ailment,s their life span is increased and moreover healthy crops and livestock are much more valuable than the ones that have any kinds of sickness. Thus, barn increases their lifespan as well as the value of the product that is kept in it.
With the above mentioned points, you can now understand that barns are of unique advantage, especially to a farmer for different purposes. However, in recent times these buildings are now becoming more and more efficient and farmers are making more and more use of these barns, for example they are using them for cold storage as well as for making cheese and much more increasing their efficiency