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About the Farm Building Plan Service

The Farm Building Plan Service provides drawings for the construction of structures and equipment used in Alberta's Agriculture industry. Plans and design information are available for a wide range of livestock production building, storage structures, building components and equipment. Most plans are produced by the Canada Plan Service, a co-operative venture of the federal and provincial departments of agriculture. A few additional plans have been developed by Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development for specific Alberta requirements.

Each plan is described in a leaflet that outlines the main features of the plan, including a pictorial drawing of the floor plan, management information and some construction details. For some items the leaflet contains all the construction information, in which case large plans are not provided. The Edmonton office has a complete set of these leaflets as well as the more popular plans.

The large scale plans are available in limited quantity. They can be ordered by mail from Edmonton, but it is also preferred to contact an agricultural engineer in any of the offices listed on the order form. The agricultural engineer can offer planning and design assistance, or explain construction details or modifications to a particular plan.

This document contains a list of the current plans. Plans can also be downloaded directly from the Canada Plan Service by clicking onto the link below.

Canada Plan Service

Beef Cattle Housing and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
1000Beef Cattle Housing and Equipment
1113Open-end Beef Barn, Mechanical Feeding
1114Open-end Beef Barn, Drive-through Feeding
1303Calving Barn
1352Calf Range Shelter (Open Front)
1353Portable Pipe Frame Calving Shelter
1453Western Feedlot for South-Facing Slope
1454Western Feedlot for Diagonal Slope
1611Portable Calf Creep Feeder
1621Covered Concrete Feed Bunk
1622Bunk Feed Cart
1623Expandable Feed Bunk
1633Fenceline Feeder (Pipe Frame)
1641Two-Wire Feeding of Giant Bales
1642Giant Bale Feeder (Steel)
1643Giant Bale Feeder (Wood)
1645Movable Feed Gates
1646Portable Hay Feeder
1647Weathervane Mineral Feeder
1649Grain Self-Feeder
1651Chopped Hay Feeder for Cattle
1800Cattle Handling Facilities (Guide)
1811Corral and Feedlot Fencing
1812Crowding Gate
1813Working Chute
A1813Working Chute: Option Two
1814Blocking Gates
1816Stationary Adjustable Loading Chute
1817Portable Adjustable Loading Chute
1818Pregnancy Testing and A.I. Chute
1819Herringbone A.I. Breeding Chute
1820Loading System for Large Trucks
1821Calf Branding System
1831Minimum Working Corral
1835Large Working Corral
1836Cattle Working Corral

Note: See plans 8162 and 8163 for Pole Shed Plans.

Dairy Cattle Housing and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
2000Dairy Cattle Housing and Equipment
2101Free Stall Dairy System - 60 Cows (Mechanical Feeding)
2102Free Stall Dairy System - Slotted Floors (Mechanical Feeding)
2104Free Stall Dairy System, 100 to 200 Cows (Mechanical Feeding)
2106Free Stall Dairy System - 200 Stalls (Drive-thru Feeding)
A2111Free Stall Layout - Two row, 44 ft wide (Mechanical Feeding)
A2112Free Stall Layout - Two row, 56 ft wide (Drive-thru Feeding)
A2113Free Stall Layout - Two row, 58 ft wide (Side Drive-thru Feeding)
A2114Free Stall Layout - Three row, 64 ft wide (Side Drive-thru Feeding)
A2115Free Stall Layout - Four row, 96 ft wide (Drive-thru Feeding)
A2116Free Stall Layout - Six row, 114 ft wide (Drive-thru Feeding)
A2117Loose Housing Layout - 80 ft wide (Side Drive-thru Feeding)
2220Single Story Tie Stall Dairy Barn
2342Cold Calf Nursery
2343Warm Calf Nursery - Individual Pens
2402Open-Front Heifer Barn
2403Bedded Pack Heifer Barn
2404Free Stall Dairy Calf and Heifer Barn
2503Milking Parlour Bonding to Prevent Tingle Voltage
2512Milkhouse - Outside Vestibule
2513Milkhouse, Office and Washroom
2514Milkhouse with Equipment Room
2623Feed Cart
2658Tombstone Feed Fence for Young and Adult Cattle
2663Mineral Feeding Box
2806Bull Yard
2821Single Headrail Tie Stall
2822Low Arch Chain Tie Stall
2823Stanchion Tie Stall
2831Portable Tie Stall Unit for Calves
2832Calf Hutch
2834Individual Calf Pen

Note: Plans 2111 to 2117 are layout plans; a floor plan plus cross section, but no other structural details. Milking parlour plans have been discontinued. It is critical to work with equipment suppliers to develop a plan that matches the milking system.

Swine Housing and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
3000Swine Housing and Equipment
3002Site and Building Planning for Swine Production
3003Swine Barn Construction and Services
A3059Kennel-Type Hog Barn
3112Hog Barn (Farrow to Finish Pens)
3236Breeding-Gestation Unit , Pen Stalls and Group Pens
3241Two-Room Breeding and Gestation Unit
3303Three-Room Farrowing, Three-room Weanling Unit (Side Hallway)
3304Five-room Farrowing, Five-room Weanling Unit (Center Hallway)
3428Grower-Finisher Unit (1820 market hogs/year)
3433Naturally Ventilated Grower-finisher Barn
3434Grower-finisher, Natural Ventilation, Truss Roof
3435Modified Open-front Grower-finisher
A3550Alternative Low-cost Swine Housing
A3560Entrance, Office and Change Area
A3561Large Pig Barn Office
3700Swine Manure Systems
3701Cast-in-place Concrete Slotted Floors for Swine
3800Farrowing Pens
3812Welded Steel Farrowing Stall
3843Gestation Pen Stalls
A3952Barn Lighting Worksheet

Sheep Housing and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
4000Sheep Housing
4111Pole Frame Sheep Shed
4123Sheep Drylot Unit
4151Open-End Pole Sheep Barn, Drive-Thru Feeding
4312Expandable Lambing Unit
4551Shearing Table
4552Shearing Floor and Fleece-sorting Table
4553Fleece Packing Frame
46116-Sided Sheep Feeder
4612Adjustable Feed Bunk Adapted for Sheep
4613Fixed Mineral Box
4614Portable Mineral Box
4615Grain Feeders for Lambs
4617Sheep Fenceline Feeder, Wood Posts
4619Self-feeder for Concentrate Lamb Rations
4621Hay and Grain Feeder for Sheep
4623Lamb Creep Feeder
4624Portable Hay Feeding Fence for Sheep
4625Sheep Feed Rack
4628Chopped Hay Feeder for Sheep
A4629Feeder for Large Round Bales
4632Sheep Salt and Mineral Feeder
4633Walk Through Hay and Grain Sheep Feeder
4811Sheep Corral Unit
4812Working Chute
4813Sheep Corral Fencing and Gates
4815Sheep Spray Chute
4831Portable Claiming Pen
4832Portable Fence Sections
4841Sheep Loading Chute for Double Decker Truck

Poultry Housing and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
A5000Poultry Housing
5015Nests
5101General Purpose, Single Story Poultry House
5210Layer Housing
5255300 Hen Laying House (Minimum Facilities)
5310Broiler Housing
5320Pullet Housing
5602Lighing for Poultry Housing
5603Water Requirements for Poultry
5702Proper Dead Bird Disposal
5911Light-Restricting Fan Houses and Air Inlets

Fruit and Vegetable Buildings and Equipment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
6000Fruit and Vegetable Storage (Planning Guide)
6110Bulk Vegetable Storage Wall (Not Refrigerated)
6111Refrigerated Bulk Vegetable Storage Wall
6112Refrigerated Pallet Fruit and Vegetable Storage Wall
6115Bulk Vegetable Storage Interior Wall
6116Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage
6119Hotbed and Coldframe
6121Insulated Storage Doors
6122Potato Bin Bulkhead
6131Steel Diaphragm for Bulk Vegetable Storage
6312Bulk Potato Storage with Side Air Plenum
6313Two Bin Bulk Potato Storage, 2500 tonnes (2800 tons)
6314Bulk Potato Storage, 1725 tonnes (1900 tons), Three Bins
6315Bulk Potato Storage, 590 tonnes (650 tons), Two Bins
6319Walk-In Cooler
6321Small Rootcellar
6330Fruit and Vegetable Storage Insulation
6666Tunnel Forced-Air Coolers
6701Greenhouse Heating Requirements
6704Greenhouse Ventilation
6720Two Layer Polyethylene Greenhouse

Note: Plans 6110, 6312, 6313, 6314, and 6315 are large commercial storages.

Grain, Forage and Feed Storage

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
7000Grain, Forage and Feed Structures
7111Foundations for Circular Steel Grain Bins
7114Concrete Footings for Steel Hopper Bottom Bins
7128Tall Portable Self-Supporting Grain Wall, 2.4 m (8 ft)
7129Short Portable Self-Supporting Grain Wall, 1.2 m (4 ft)
7134Grain Bin Arrangements
7231Dump Pit and Leg Boot
7410Silo Gas
7432Pole-Type Horizontal Silo (Braced Walls)
7435Above-ground Horizontal Silo
7436Roofed Horizontal Silo
7601Hay Storage for Round or Rectangular Bales
7602Hay Storage with Trusses spaced 2.4 m (8 ft)
7651Heap Silos
7821Grain and Feed Processing Centre
7824Multiple Feed Bins (Plywood, Hoppered)

Special Structures

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
8161Open End Pole Barn
8162Open Front Shed (Single Slope, Metal Roofing)
8163Open Front, Clear-Span Pole Barn
8164Pole Frame Cattle Shed (Single Slope, Plywood Roofing)
8201Barn for Riding Horses (3 Stalls)
8202Barn for Riding Horses - 6 or 10 Box Stalls
8203Two-storey Horse Barn (Hip-roofed)
8209Mineral Feeder for Horses
8211100 Goat Milking Barn and Feed Area
A8215Bee Wintering Building (650 Hives)
A8216Bee Wintering Building (2000 Hives)
8248240 Doe Rabbitry
8311Machinery Storage (End Opening Doors)
8312Pole Frame Machinery Storage (Diaphragm Roof Wind Bracing)
8313Stud Wall Machinery Storage (Diaphragm Roof Wind Bracing)
8314Stud Wall Machinery Storage (Knee Braced Wind Bracing)
8321Farm Workshop (Wood Frame)
8362Texas Gate (Vehicle Pass)
8364Farm Gate
8365Page Wire Fencing
8366Barbed Wire Field Fencing
8367Barbed Wire Suspension Fencing
8368Windbreak Fences
A8401Circular Plywood Fertilizer Bin
A8440Cistern
A8459Workbench
A8701Cast-in-place Concrete Slotted Floors for Cattle

Building Engineering

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
9010Building in Metric
9011Metric Fact Sheet
9012Specifying Concrete for Agricultural Applications
9102Truss Erecting and Bracing
9301Roof Purlins and Rafters (Design Tables)
9302Prefabricated Insulated Roof Panels
9307Knee-brace Systems for Windbracing Farm Buildings
9308Buttresses for Windbracing Farm Buildings
9309Concrete Retaining Walls
9310Steel Roof Diaphragm Wind Bracing with Stud Walls
9311Sawn and Round Pole Selection Charts
9312Plate Beams and Lintels
9314Insulated Pole Frame Walls
9324Insulated Stud Frame Walls
9341Sliding Doors
9342Large Bi-Fold Shop Door
9351Plastic Curtain Wall Ventilation
9355Tilt-In-Wall Panel Ventilation
9371Steel Ceiling Diaphragm
9374Plywood Ceiling Diaphragm
9401Wood Preservatives
9451Rodent and Bird Control in Farm Buildings
9611Stray Voltage
9700Fan Ventilation Principles and Rates
9701Interlocked Heating/Ventilating Control for Livestock Buildings
9702Troubleshooting Livestock and Poultry Ventilation Problems
9703Ventilation Instruments
9705Selecting Fans for Livestock Buildings
9706Temporary Winter Back-draft Damper
9707Protecting Workers in Livestock Buildings From Dust and Gases
9708Farm Workers Health Problems Related to Air Quality Inside Livestock Barns
9710Fresh Air Inlets
9715Self-adjusting Slot Air Inlets
9731Passive Solar Shop Heating
9735Hot Water Floor and Space Heating
9750Ventilating and Heating Small Livestock Rooms
9760Natural Ventilation for Warm Housing
9765Sizing Openings for Naturally Ventilated Barns

Environment

For residents of Alberta, the following is a list of the current plans available. For people in other provinces, these same plans are available through your provincial agricultural engineer.

The numbers marked with an "A" indicate plans developed by Alberta. Plans are available in metric and imperial.
Order Form

NumberPlan title
10702Manure Handling From Barn to Storage for Beef Dairy Cattle
10703Manure Handling From Barn to Storage for Poultry Facilities
10704Odour Control for Livestock Buildings
10706Clay-lined Manure Storage Pond with Pumping Dock
10707Curbed Storage Slabs for Stacked Manure
10708Rectangular Roofed Storage for Semi-Solid Manure
10710Manure Gas
10712Concrete Covered Rectangular Manure Tanks
10713Open Rectangular Manure Storage
10730Open Circular Manure Storage Tanks
10731Open Rectangular Manure Storage Tanks with Cantilever Walls
10732Open Rectangular Manure Storage Tanks with Buttressed Walls
10733Covered Circular Manure Storage Tanks
10734Covered Rectangular Manure Storage Tanks

Other sites with plans available on web

http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/index.htm

http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/miscplans.htm
 
 
 
 
For more information about the content of this document, contact Kelly Lund.
This document is maintained by Marlene Friesen.
This information published to the web on July 23, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on July 16, 2012.