Agriculture General 

Trevor Barfoote (owner) has a passion for dairy farming he owns farms in NZ and the USA with 24yrs experience in the designing and building specialised Milking/Dairy Sheds and a lifetime living in and around farms he knows first-hand what farmers want are what they are looking for.  Barfoote’s precast concrete solutions offer the lowest possible maintenance and running costs on the market.  Barfoote also works around the dairy farming schedule to reduce the burden and keep up production of an operational farm.

Barfoote works with the farmer to maximize any investment and can add significant value and insight into any dairy endeavour.  
It is best if you are thinking about upgrading or building to get Barfoote on-board early in your plans.  As often during a site visit they can provide helpful advice on how to get most out any given site to improve working operations and costs.

Having built numerous milking sheds locally throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Barfoote's export division has operated in North and South America and in Europe.  Some of the largest and most innovative herringbone and rotary style milking sheds in Northland are Barfoote Construction projects, and are used as reference sites for the dairy industry in the region.

Barfoote are happy to arrange tour / site visits to completed cowsheds and meet with existing clients to discuss design, construction and cost.



Barfoote Rotary Cowsheds are designed for the requirements of the high producing dairy farmer, who wants to reduce labour expenditure and time spent in the cowshed. Choose from a range of our standard portal designs or be a little more adventurous and consider our modern curved concrete arch option which offers increased space and is aesthetically appealing. Surprisingly affordable.

Herringbone Sheds

Barfoote Herringbone Milking Sheds are cost effective, simple dairy designs that suit the requirements of a farmer who milks 100 - 400 cows. Choose from our standard designs or customize to suit your requirements.

Weep walls 


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Feed Pads / Troughs


Barfoote Construction design and build cattle feedpads to suit the client’s requirements. Each design is customized to suit existing and future requirements on the farm.

Customized options include stand alone feedpad slabs, feedpads with roof structures (typically steel portal with timber roof or pole and timber construction) and we supply and install extras, including customized gates, feed troughs, water troughs and steel post and rail cattle barriers.

Barfoote Construction also design and install systems using recycled cowshed effluent to flood wash the feedpad.

Concrete Raceways

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Cattle Underpasses

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