Factors considered in site selection and layout of farm structures.

A structure used solely for agricultural purposes in which the use is exclusively in connection with the production, harvesting, storage, drying, or raising of agricultural commodities, including the raising of livestock

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1. location of the homested.

A farm structure should be sited where it would be possible to have a good view from all angles on the farm. Avoid building behind hedges that would create a blind spot. This will help you quickly solve issues as soon as they occur.

2. accessibility

It should be easy to reach from any part of the farm. The structure should be easy to access at anytime within a short period of time.

3. security

Should be constracted where there is safe for predators and strangers. Without good security mechanism on your farm you have no business farming. Poor security will lead to losses and even death of your animals incases where there’s poor or no bio security.

4. Drainage

The structure should be constracted in an area with good drainage to avoid them being destroyed by water as well as to prevent dampy conditions. Such conditions can be a great breeding ground for pathogens.

5. wind direction

Direction of  prevailing wind/should be constructed on the leeward side of the homestead. Wind direction will help in providing good aeration for the structure.

This will help prevent the build up of harmful gases like ammonia that might lead to death or poor growth.

6. relationship between structure

Structures of the related animals should be constracted close to each other to save Time and labour during management. When the structures are far off it will be labour intensive and time consuming.

7. preference

farmers taste and preference. Some famers may prefer their structures in sheltered areas while others may not