With our stock grazing outdoors all year round, we don't have any call for large stock or grain barns. I think this photo tells the story of why so many barns have fallen into disrepair. The large plastic wrapped bales of hay don't require the same weather protection that the old fashioned much smaller bales did.
Other than the old and falling down sheds I see, the majority of the barns around here are half round barns. I don't think I'd ever seen one until I came to NZ years ago but they are a common sight around New Zealand’s rural landscape. The half round barns are commonly used for implement and hay storage but are now often being utilised for calf rearing. They are made from welded mild steel frames with treated timber purlins.
Linking to The Barn Collective with Tom,The Backroads Traveller.