The Big Barn

This barn is the historical centre of Hamra Farm.

By early 1900 DeLaval had adopted the “value chain” mindset. This mindset made a clear connection between healthy animals and the production of high quality milk.

Gustaf de Laval began work on putting this mindset into practice with the construction of The Big Barn. The aim was to provide a healthier and more harmonious environment for the animals. The Big Barn was built.

Since there was no electricity, a high ceiling was built to provide as much natural light as possible. In addition the barn was designed to provide fresh air and hygienic storage of animal feed.

Construction was completed in 1901 and true to the original idea, Hamra Farm was, as one of the first farms in Sweden, able to produce tuberculosis free milk.

Below you can see some historical pictures of Hamra Farm.