Cubicle Housing Development Ep1


Episode 1 is a walkthrough of a 160 unit cubicle shed from our new Walk & Talk Video Series. In these videos, we call out and talk through a customers development and look at the factors that drove them to make certain decisions. We try to explain their story and reason for making the decisions they did. Each yard we call to on a daily basis is different, with several different environmental factors and design issues that have to be addressed to make the project work for each farmer’s own setup. From this series, we hope you can take away an idea or two that may solve a problem you are facing.


In this cubicle housing development, we look at a recently completed 160 unit cubicle shed built at the start of 2021 with feeding space for 250 cows and a good-sized calving setup. This development is an extension of an existing setup and had to accommodate certain elements of the current yard to interlink seamlessly with his current layout.


Here is a quick video giving you an overview of the cubicle shed

Part One 

In part one we look at why Sean needed to build this shed and what factors drove the design of the development. We also look at his current yard and what implications that had on the design. Vincent and Sean walk through the first part of the shed which includes the calving area, the crossover and the parlour exit point and the cubicles.

Part Two

For part two we look at the feeding space and the design change that was made by vincent to accommodate more cubicles along with one of  Sean biggest issues his collection yard. His current collection yard was not big enough to hold his growing number of cows and he needed to accommodate that element into his development without impacting the number of cubicles and feeding spaces while linking up with his current collection yard.



At O’Donovan Engineering, our motto is “quality and innovation give us the edge” – and this is the standard we hold ourselves to.

The quality and finish of your job is what matters to us and our staff, we have built our name through providing a great service, be it designing custom made products for your needs, solving problems that arise during construction or just good solid advice from our experienced sales team. We strive to provide uncompromising quality in everything we do. We look at each yard individually and design a solution for you. With over 40 years of experience in the market, we have the solutions to make your farm work for you. Our experienced sales and engineering team will work directly with you to design the optimum layout in your new or existing farm buildings.


The Super Loop/ Cantilever Cow Cubicles are the most popular cubicles on the market. This type of cubicle has been designed, tested and proven to work over the years.  The design provides for superior comfort for all cow sizes while properly indexing the cow to lie squarely on the bed reducing soiling, improving overall herd health and accidental teat damage to a neighbouring cow. The Lifetime Value of our cubicle is unmatched in the market.