SEGMENT: FARM FACILITIES; LIVESTOCK

Doug Parrett>LPL Walk & Talk Interviews>Parrett, Section 1

SEGMENT: FARM FACILITIES; LIVESTOCK,

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FARM FACILITIES
He mentions that the school is expanding and you can see the athletics facilities. Mr. Parrett gives a tour of the National Historic Landmark, the Roundbarn on the U of I campus, built in 1912. The barn was built with a large silage silo right in the middle. It was built that way in order to hold the loose hay they would gather in the fields. In the basement, the feed is in the center and you could shovel it out to give to the animals.
LIVESTOCK
Talks about corn, hay and silage as the main feed for the cows. There used to be a grain storage bin to mix with the silage.
FARM FACILITIES
After the cows were done eating, they would send them to the milking parlor. There are four stanchions where the cows would come in and get milked, either by hand or mechanics. They would like to make part of the corridor and agricultural history museum from the horse barn down to the veteranary college.