the buildings are as long as the horizon, the white light bounces off of the long white roofs. the forms are so pure and unrelenting, like a raised horizon.
each building is a quarter mile long. so far they have built two. when this site is done, their will be four of these barns (freestall). then they have another site just down the road, which will be identical to this one.
after approaching one of the building’s ends; past a landscape of pure green grass sloping up to the raised white horizon, above the vivid blue sky; the scale is startling when you look down the axis. the very peak of the roof isn’t there (to let the heat rise out) and lets a linear shaft of light in which runs the length of the building, falling in the exact same place the entire length. a quarter mile three foot shaft of light. the light was fallng directly on the quarter mile by two foot by a couple inches deep pile of hay-type food mixture, it had obviously been placed by some machine. there were two quarter mile piles of food, only one of which was illuminated during my visit. other than that and some movable milk producing devices, the entire building, and site, were symmetrical. so on both sides of the main aisle which vehicles and other machines could move through, were the quarter mile, mechanically laid piles of raw materials, which have been carefully engineered to produce the maximum efficiency of output. milk production devices sit within steel tube freestalls shich run the length of the building. about 750 on each side. on the outside edge of the stalls are the circulation aisles for the production devices.
this is also where byproducts accumulate. a large scraper runs the length of the building to collect the byproduct from the concrete by scraping it into grates. from there, the byproduct is pumped into a large rubber-lined holding pond situated between the buildings. alcohol is siphoned off to another pond, and the remaining fertilizer byproduct is pumped to another pond to partially dehydrate before its implementation in the surrounding fields of where engineered raw materials are produced, or its sale to other producers.
the long sides of the buildings are open, except for small steel tube to keep the random wanderings of the milk production devices from wandering onto the pristine fields of grass surrounding the metastructures. during cold weather, canvas flaps are implemented to keep the milk production devices from freezing up. having the sides open allows for the methane byproduct to blow through the metastructure, therefore not endangering output or the metastructure, which is built with galvanized steel in order to withstand the byproducts.
various mechanical steel pieces are utilized in order process the traditionally autonomous decentralized milk production devices in an orderly manner. gates open and close to walk ways which lead to a large holding pen. the entire back side of the holding pen is a moving steel tube wall which moves forward, pushing the milk producing devices into a gate which narrow down allowing only one mpd to enter at a time. the mpd enters a stall which has a computerized device which measures the amount of product produced. this information is kept separately for each mpd through use of an ingenious microchip attached to the mpd. this allow monitoring of the mpd, so that when production falls off, the mpd can either be scrapped for parts, or re-fertilized. The mpd’s through re-fertilization, actually have the ability to produce, as by-products, replicants. Since half of the replicants are not mpd’s, they are sold off. Even many of the mpd replicant byproducts are sold off since the rate of production of byproduct replicants far exceeds the amount of mpd’s needed for the production process.
once in the stall, the multi-pronged product receivers are placed on the ‘udders’ of the mpd’s. 72 stalls are arranged in a 50 foot diameter circle. the entire circle of receiver stalls rotates, one mpd is loaded while another is unloaded while the other 70 are in product delivery process. all of the mpd’s face forward into the slowly moving piece of enormous machinery. small fleshy parts of a gigantic machine.
from there the milk is pumped into revolving separation and storage bins, then pumped into large round stainless steel semi-truck trailers, then taken to a packaging plant, packaged, and delivered to various intermediary stores, where it can be purchased, taken home by the purchaser, and enjoyed over your favorite breakfast cereal. or left to spoil in your fridge.