wide x 112' long fabric building
for storing 500 round
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Building Size: 40' wide x 112' long Fabric Covered
Application: Agricultural - Hay - Farm Equipment
Cohen Farm, located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, grows some
of the most nutrient filled hay in the state of North
Carolina. For more than 30 years, Cohen Farm has provided
hay to customers throughout a surrounding 60 mile radius.
For horse owners to llama operations to dairy producers to
sheep and goat farmers, Murray and Esta Cohen provide an
invaluable hay service to a variety of agricultural producers.
In the summer of 2002, a severe drought hit the area and
devastated the agricultural community. "Livestock feed was
scarce to say the least," says Esta. "It was a situation
where the demand for hay far exceeded what we were able to supply.
The drought was so bad that farmers were selling off their
heifers and cows; there was just nothing to feed them. Hay
Hotlines were set up to buy hay and some people were
traveling out of state to purchase trailer loads of hay."
Fortunately, the drought was only one year in length which
for some seemed like an eternity. "The year following the
drought was a boom year. In fact we had so much hay we ran
out places to store it,"¯ says Esta. "We had a large surplus
of round bales but because we had nowhere to store the bales
out of weather exposure, they went bad. We realized then
that if we were able to store those round bales for future
use, we would be much more prepared for future droughts.
Droughts are never predicted and when they do happen, it's
difficult to adjust your farm operation unless you have
already prepared beforehand for the possibility of a
drought. All it took was a year of drought and a year of
seeing tons of hay goes to waste to realize that a fabric
covered hay storage building would be a wise investment."¯
"A good friend of ours highly recommended fabric buildings.
He bought one for his dairy operation and he couldn't say
enough good things about the tension fabric structure and
the people he bought it from."
The Cohen's purchased a 40 foot
wide by 112 foot long tension building which is the ideal
size for storage 500 hay bales. The fabric building is also
used to store all sorts of farm equipment machinery such as
a stack wagon, back hoe, tractors, goose neck trailer, etc.
"In an average year, we produce 800 - 1300lb round hay
bales, and 5000 70lb square hay bales of high quality hay,"¯
says Esta. "We take care of our land, we don't use
pesticides or herbicides; the only soil enhancer we use is
composted chicken manure.
We stand behind what we sell and our
clients know that, so the more we can control the quality of
product we sell, the better it is for the customer and for
us. We are thrilled with our fabric building. Its an
investment we should have made years ago."
"All it took was a year
of drought and a year of
seeing tons of hay go to
waste to realize that a
fabric covered hay
building would be a wise
"We are thrilled with our fabric building.
fabric covered steel truss building allows
Farm to reduce spoilage and prepare
40' wide x 112' long fabric covered building