And along the middle walking track, cows are graced with a device sure to be the envy of every person suffering from the occasional, unreachable itch — a motorized, rotating back-scratching brush.
"They take the very best care of their animals out here," observed Brenda DuMond, whose son Brady has two cows housed in the new facility.
The new barn was more than a bit overwhelming for Dallas Bean, the elder member of the Bean family.
"I've got mixed feelings about it," he said, admitting that it was nice, but pointing out that it was more than he ever had in his day. "It's great, but it's a lot different than the picture I have of the farm."
Bean has certainly seen a lot of changes to the more than 100-year-old family farm (started in 1893) in his 82 years.
"My dad and my grand-dad never had these things," he said. "Now we have more tractors than I can even count."
But new tractors are nothing compared to the changes that are taking place now. And the new innovations not only keep the family farm rolling, they increase the chances of the family farm staying in the family.
That's why the Center for Dairy Excellence prompted the open house Thursday at Rolling Spring.
"We thought it would be a great opportunity for other farmers to come in and see what they've done to position themselves for the next generation," Frey said. "We believe this represents the future of being able to be efficient and yet provide great animal care.
"I think what people don't realize is that dairy farming is not unlike any other business — you have to compete at a new level today compared to 20 years ago and this has positioned this family to be able to continue to do that."
Almost 100 visitors — from farmers and farming equipment suppliers to local legislators and curious onlookers — attended Thursday's open house at Rolling Spring Farm.
"We had made this improvement to our farm last year and the Center for Daily Excellence called and said they would like to have an open house to showcase some of the changes we made," Denise Bean said.
Bean said she and her family felt more than obligated to oblige. For starters, Bean said the center was integral in allowing the family to be in a position to make the improvements.
"They have funding available and resources available to do these kind of projects, whereas normal dairy farmers, such as us, don't always have the wherewithal to do these things," Bean said. "That's one of the things that makes the center so valuable."