Echo-free building helps the animals stay calm
The objective of Aholan Maito was to create more space for the animals, thereby increasing their well-being. Both the farmer and the animals have been happy with the choice.
“The cows have enjoyed the quiet and bright building. Echoing spaces often create unnecessary panic for animals, but the fabric covering absorbs sound, which makes for a calming environment. Thanks to the natural light penetrating through the ceiling and the great ventilation valves, the conditions are also as close to natural as possible.”
In addition to the pleasant working environment, the farmer also praises the wall material, which is flexible enough to take some hits without showing a mark.
Väisänen considers the fabric-covered building as an investment in the future with a life-cycle of up to several decades, with just replacing the fabric, if necessary.
“Based on this experience, I have to say that the next building to be built on this farm will probably also be a fabric-covered building,” the master of Ahola farm summarises.