WV Farm Bureau Magazine August 2015 - Page 17

was put in the waste treatment pit at the rear of the property. feet by 37 feet, could store 108 tons of ensilage. Feed room floors and driveways on the first floor were constructed of concrete. The barn was a state-of-the-art project for its time. Modern milking machines were installed. At each of the cow stalls was an automated water fountain. Each cow could press its nose to the fountain to get water. Cork flooring covered the floors in the stalls for comfort and kept the cattle from slipping. An overhead conveyor belt system carried silage down to animals out of the silo. More carriers took waste and litter away, which At one time the WVSDB was almost completely selfsufficient. The kids and staff raised all the food students consumed. There was a