Types of Farm Buildings
1. Production Houses:
Production houses are special houses for running various production projects. Examples are:
a. Poultry Houses: This is an example of a production house that is built for the production, and breeding, of poultry birds, for meat and egg production.
b. Pen: This is an example of a production house that is built for cattle, sheep, pigs, and goat production.
2. Permanent Farm Buildings:
a. Office: This building is for administrative work. The farm manager stays in the farm office to plan and execute farming operations, coordinate people to work, and see to the proper management of the farm.
b. Stores: There are two main types of storage houses:
- Cold Stores: It stores perishable products like vegetables, fresh fruits, meat, fish, poultry, milk, and milk-based products, at the production centres, while awaiting delivery to consumption centres.
- Storage houses are built for storing farm input and tools such as herbicides, improved seeds, feeds, fungicides, farm tools, machines and implements.
c. Utility Building: This building is built for generating power for the farm. It is also used as a pumping house, generator house, and irrigation canal.
d. Security Post: This is a building found at the entrance of the farm. The security officer stays in this building to monitor people moving in and out of the farm.
e. Residential Buildings: This is a place where the worker and the farm manager live on the farm. It is the quarters for farm workers.