Cattle Guard types and advantages

Livestock cattle guards have been in use for decades and with good reason:  They allow vehicles to conveniently cross a fence-line without the allowing a herd to wander off. Cattle guards provide effortless access to your pastures and provide the peace of mind that your animals remain safely contained, no matter who’s accessing the land.

Livestock Gates are inconvenient and less secure than cattle guards

The inconvenience of opening and closing a gate cannot be overstated.  Have you ever dreaded approaching a closed gate in a downpour or subzero temperatures knowing that you have to stop, get out and open the gate, get back in and drive through only to do it all over again to close the gate behind you?  It’s especially annoying when you’re climbing down from a large piece of equipment or when your cows are present and curious to see what the open gate is all about when you’re driving through.  These nerve-racking moments are over as soon as your cattle guard is installed.  Simply pass over the cattle guard knowing that your livestock cannot follow and carry-on with your day.

It’s not just you that’s inconvenienced with a gate and third-parties are not as diligent as owners when it comes to making sure it gets closed behind them.  Every someone else needs access through your fence line, there is a risk of your cattle escaping. All it takes is for one person to forget to close or not properly secure a latch and your livestock could easily slip out. This is especially important in remote areas where an open gate can go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Typically, it’s someone not affiliated with your operation that leaves it open and with access granted to third parties such as oil and gas companies, cell phone tower operators or any other organization that needs access to your land, it is difficult to ensure the gate will always be properly closed in a timely manner.

With the installation of a cattle guard, you can be sure that anyone can drive through your property and your animals will not be wandering off.  This peace of mind (especially at night when you’re trying to fall asleep!) is a real lifesaver and you can rest assured that your neighbor or ranch-hand has not allowed your investment to roam freely into the dangers of an unconfined area.

Types of cattle guards

Although all may be considered for your operation, each type of design has it’s own advantages.  Take a look at the round and flat top-pipe steel construction as well as the concrete design when planning your installation.

ROUND TOP-PIPE CATTLE GUARDS

The traditional design uses a round top-pipe to provide a strong, physical livestock barrier. It’s the most effective because a flat hoof is very difficult to balance on the rounded surface of the pipe. The combination of a large amount of weight balanced on a very small, unstable area creates a very strong negative feedback to the animal trying to cross. This physical deterrent is very effective even when tested by your most daring and curious cows.

The physical discomfort and resulting avoidance reaction is made more pronounced when coupled with the visual barrier of looking through the gaps of the top pipes. Oftentimes just the confusion created by the visual cues of the perceived varying depth is enough to dissuade even walking across.  In fact, some studies have shown that paint schemes on flat pavement designed to create the illusion of varying depths is often enough to prevent walking on, at least temporarily. The animals perceive that there is uneven ground and won’t bother investigating further.

Round top-pipe cattle guards provide the most effective physical barrier needed to keep livestock contained and allow vehicles to cross without the inconvenience or risk of an open gate.

FLAT TOP-PIPE CATTLE GUARDS

To provide a smoother crossing for automobiles, especially at higher speeds, a flat top-pipe cattle guard may be what you’re looking for.  These cattle guards are typically for use in high traffic and high-speed vehicle crossings.  The top pipe is flat and narrow so that it provides both the physical and visual barriers necessary for hoofed animals.  Its physical deterrent is not as aggressive as the round pipe, but is still effective and provides a much smoother crossing for all vehicle types.

These cattle guards are also available in higher load-carrying capacity ratings than the round pipe and are typically seen as more aesthetically pleasing for designers and homeowners.

CONCRETE CATTLE GUARD FORMS

Another great option to the traditional steel guard is the use of concrete forms.  These forms allow you to pour your own and make as many as you wish.  Concrete cattle guards are used almost exclusively in rural areas that don’t see the high traffic areas of steel guards, but they do have a lot of advantages that steel can’t compete with.

Benefits of concrete cattle guard forms

One of the best features of using forms is that you can make as many of them as you like. With detailed instructions, you can create a 16 ton per axle (HS20- rated) crossing for your heaviest vehicles!  Your only cost is that of the concrete and the plastic forms themselves. If you have the ability to mix your own concrete, this can be an extremely economical option.

Shipping costs are also substantially less than that of one-piece steel products. The forms usually ship as an over-sized package and aren’t required to go on a flatbed truck via the common carriers. The shipping cost savings can be substantial and are often an important consideration for the overall cost of your project.

One word of caution with any concrete product exposed to the elements:  Keep an eye out for cracking or crumbling. Concrete doesn’t always do well with high velocity impact and chipping or cracking can occur.  Once started, a small chip can turn into a larger area of decay and cracks can allow water to penetrate the concrete which can then freeze and crack from within. A s long as you keep an eye out for external damage and patch it when necessary, concrete will last a very long time.

Whichever route you choose, a cattle guard can provide years of rugged use and the convenience and security of never having to manage the opening and closing of a gate.  It also provides the peace of mind knowing that your animals are held securely in their pasture!  For more information or help with your installation, check out www.BarnWorld.com or give them a call at (720) 238-2190 and they’ll be happy to help.

 

 

Galvanized Bale Feeders!!

Barn World now offers Galvanized Round Bale Feeders

We are constantly looking for products that are of high quality, extremely tough and that stand up to abuse from all types of animals.  One of those that also offers extreme protection from a common problem, rust, is part of the Tarter brand.  With it’s unique design and extreme protection, the Galvanized Cradle Round Bale Feeder is going to be doing double-duty for a long time on your farm and ranch!

  

The Cradle Round Bale Feeder

Unique design: bALE FeeDER for BOTH horses and cattle

The unique cradle design makes the hay bale feeder very versatile as you can feed both horses and livestock from the same feeder.  You don’t need separate feeders for your cattle and equine, they can both use this feeder easily. Traditionally, you would want a closed top feeder for livestock and an open feeder for horses, but because the hay is elevated above the ground, you won’t need the barrier to keep your cattle out and your horses still have easy access.

Easy to load bale feeder

To make loading easy, one side has a completely removable end, or entry door for your bale.  Simply slide out the end piece that locks into place and the entire side of the feeder is open for easy loading.  See the video below for a quick overview.  With this unique system, the bale can be driven directly into the side of the feeder and safely set into place. No need to drop the bale in at an angle, or risk the feeder falling over or being bent when the bale falls in.  The removable panel makes the loading process simple and easy.  It really is the cleanest of the loading procedures out there.

Advantages of a Galvanized Hay Feeder

Although extremely rugged and designed for use outdoors with livestock, when galvanized, the protection level from the elements is taken a step further.  It offers the best defense possible from rust even when left in the harshest of conditions.  It’s always best to keep your feeders out of the mud and water, even when galvanized, but with that special finish, it’s as protected as you can get from water and rust so it won’t suffer the quick fate of rusting out that ruin so many traditional steel feeders.  To go the extra mile, there is even a clear coat applied as a final finish over the entire feeder!   There’s really nothing else you could do to provide more protection from the elements than what Tarter has done with this feeder.

Other Hay Bale Feeder Features

As pointed out earlier, the design is extremely easy to load through the removable end gate and the elevated bale is kept off the ground and away from rot-inducing moisture. You won’t need to lay your bale on a pallet or come up with some other ‘trick’ to keep your hay off the ground and fresh.  Simply set it in this feeder and you’re done!  This is what saves you money!

This design is also built on skids to aid in moving it around from pasture to pasture as needed.  It is constructed with a sturdy 1-3/4″ round steel tubing and weighs 108 pounds for easy management.

All around, this great design allows you to feed both horses and cows and when coupled with the galvanization, it is a long-lasting, sturdy, time and money saving feeder that will work well with all your animals!

Contact Barn World today (720) 238-2190 or at Sales@BarnWorld.com and we’ll be happy to forward a quote that includes shipping to your farm or ranch!

Cradle Round Bale Feeder Video

Calf Warmer – livestock supplies from Barn World

Calf Warmers

It’s officially spring and that means calving season and it’s time to make sure you have the livestock supplies and calf warmers needed to protect your newborn calves from ol’ mother nature.  Make sure you’re ready to provide the excellent care required after birth when your new livestock enter the great big world.

Calf warmer: construction

The best protection for newborns is offered by a polyurethane calf warmer with an enclosed heater that will create a comfortable enclosure to protect and give privacy to newborns. Constructed from medium density polyethylene, these durable warmers come complete with a heater to keep your calves cozy, dry and comfortable during the first critical hours after birth.

The interior provides enough room to feel secure, stand up and dry off while getting used to their new environment.  With a hinged top section that is removable for easy entry and cleaning, this warmer provides the ultimate in accessibility. The slotted floor is raised so heat easily circulates throughout the entire unit before exiting the vent in the top of the lid.  The top section vent also serves as an easy way to view the calf without having to open the lid.   The floor is very sturdy and is designed to handle the weight with stainless steel supports.

The exterior bottom is ribbed so it may be moved or dragged around the pasture with ease and the rounded front bottom end allows it to slide over obstacles on the ground. There is also an optional steel hitch that can be used for towing with the vehicle if needed.

Calf Warmer Heater

The warmer comes complete with a high performance 110 V heater, three heat settings and two settings for the fan for an accurate temperature control in almost any environment.

It’s large size of 45 inches tall, 24 inches wide and 50 inches long allow for plenty of room and movement in a secure environment.

PolyDome Calf Warmer

Make sure your calf has the best available environment provided to it so it may have a quick and healthy recovery from birth.  These warmers are essential to giving your animals the best chance of a healthy beginning and prevent it from experiencing the shock of leaving the warmth of the mother to the cold and sometimes frozen ground.

Contact BarnWorld.com today and we’ll be happy to help with all your livestock needs – from cattle guards to saddle pads, Barn World has the equipment for your farm and ranch.

Cattle guards: A livestock management time saver from Barn World Livestock Supplies

Cattle guards

A simple Texas Gate provides security and peace of mind for your farm and ranch and is one of the most valued assets of livestock equipment available to the modern rancher today. Gone are the days were you would have to stop and get out of your vehicle only to drive forward, stop again, get out and close the gate behind you.  With a cattle guard, you won’t worry that someone may have left a gate open releasing your animals to the great unknown!  A simple cattle guard, when properly installed, will provide years of worry free livestock control.

Types of cattle guards

Round pipe cattle guards

Traditional cattle guards are made from c-channels or I-beam load supports with either round or flat top piping.  Round top-pipe provides a greater deterrent for livestock by creating not only a rounded surface that’s more challenging to balance on, but also a greater visual deterrent. The curved edges create greater shadow contrast making it look even more imposing to animals.  The combination provides an effective deterrent for livestock and other flat hoofed creature.

Flat pipe cattle guards

provide a physical barrier while also creating a smoother ride for passing traffic than the round pipe. They’re most popular on heavily traveled roadways and provide a smoother crossing for high-speed vehicles.  Although better for crossing trucks and cars, the flat surface will allow for a more stable foothold for animals and thus have a slightly less physical deterrent than round piped guards.

Temporary or boxed cattle guards

Boxed guards are quite common in the construction industry. They are traditional round top-pipe cattle guards with a steel skirt welded around the outside to prevent dirt from creeping into the open vault area underneath. They’re designed to lay directly on a flat surface and can be used as a construction site washout or a dirt rumbler to clean debris from equipment before leaving a job site.  They are also convenient in that they can be transferred from one site to the next as work requires.

Cattle Guards for ATVs

Barn World Livestock Supplies offers a custom guard built for ATVs and designed to be inserted directly into a fence line. It’s a simple and effective means of quickly adding access to other pastures without creating the need for a permanent guard that requires concrete footings or vaults to be dug. Just cut your fence and drop it into place for foot or atv access.

 

Warning:  Cattle guards do not work with all animals

Balancing a flat hoof on a round pipe is a difficult proposition for most animals. There are some exceptions: goats, sheep and other surefooted livestock can cross cattle guards fairly easily and your soft-footed barnyard friends such as dogs & cats will be able to walk right across.

Please note that cattle guards are not recommended for use with horses. Their smaller and slender legs can slide down between the rails and be expose to breakage at their weakest point.  Being a flight animal means that they will struggle more fiercely out if panic to get out and unintentionally increase the risk of injury.   The best barrier for these animals is a swing gate.

Simple and effective, cattle guards provide a swift and maintenance free method of ensuring your livestock stay on your ranch. You will never need to open and close gate again and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that a gate somewhere has been left open.

If you have any questions about installation or need and long-lasting heavy-duty cattle guard for your farm and ranch, contact Barn World (720.238.2190) as they have a large selection and a knowledgeable staff to help.

The Drinking Post: the ultimate horse waterer from Barn World

Drinking Post Waterer

from Barn World is a non-electric, automatic waterer that remains frost free year-round. It’s on-demand feature eliminates freezing in the winter and pooling for insect eggs such as mosquitoes. A very simple design that’s easy to install, this waterer is a perfect fit for every farm and ranch.

All animals, whether livestock, equine or pets, require a constant supply of fresh water year-round to remain healthy and we have a great design that provides automatic fresh water without the risk of freezing or pooling.

Waterer Health Benefits

The unique on-demand feature of the Drinking Post horse waterer fills up a small bowl and that means not standing water and no electricity required in the winter months to keep the water from freezing. If you currently use troughs, buckets or a system with a float, you are creating a breeding area for mosquitoes and other disease carrying insect to breed and later possible infect your animals. The bowl feature of the drinking post eliminates these dangers, prevents freezing and means no more scrubbing of algae in waterers!

The water remains cool and fresh in the summer from the underground supply ambient temperature of approximately 50 degrees, and won’t freeze in the winter. No more electrical heating elements in your water tanks are necessary.

Livestock and especially horses need a fresh supply of water to maintain and control their temperature, flush toxins from their bodies, help digest feed, assist with milk production, lubricate their joints, saliva, maintain a healthy nervous system and create a healthy animal that can enjoy exercise. With all of these health benefits in mind, making sure your equine and livestock have access to clean water all the time is essential for their over-all well-being.

livestock waterer

Benefits of Non-electric Waterers for Horses

The drinking post waterer requires no electricity to operate or stay ice free in the coldest of winters. Removing the electrical requirement from your waterer will:

  • lower your electric bill
  • do away with the risk of an electric shock
  • cattle-trough immersion heaters had a recall in 2009 due to electrical shock risk
  • constant water temperature year-round
  • fire risk eliminated – electric heaters can have faulty wiring or be abused by animals

Fire Dangers of waterer heaters:

“With a floating trough heater “young” or “mouthy” horses will play with them like bath toys, chewing on them or ultimately flipping them our of the trough and onto the ground. Also, because heat rises, this type of heater does not work well on deeper troughs in extremely cold climates. Ice will still form at the lower depths, keeping the overall temperature colder than ideal.

A short in the system could cause the unit to quit working. Worse, it could electrify the water, creating a shocking effect when your horse tries to take a drink….And of course, make sure electrical cords are well out of reach. If a horse chews through an electrical cord, it may be the last thing he ever chews on!” (November 2000 issue of Horse Illustrated)

“Electric water heating coils can pose a problem if they are not attended because once the water has boiled out the coil will continue to heat the bucket, allowing heat to transfer to adjacent materials. In November of 2000, twenty Standardbreds lost their lives in a fire whose cause was believed to be a portable submersible electric water heater… Before you add heat—for whatever reason—please carefully consider if it’s really necessary.” (http://www.firesafetyinbarns.com/20-electricalapps.html)

Health Benefits of no standing or stagnant water

If you’ve ever used a trough or large reservoir for your animal’s water supply then you know all too well about how the quality of that water quickly deteriorates. Birds, bird feces, rodents, insects and all types of critters can ruin the supply almost as quickly as you can fill the tank. This creates obvious health hazards from the horses and livestock drinking from the same water source.

With the drinking post, there is never the risk of your horse drinking from a contaminated water source as there is never any standing water to contaminate. Stagnant ponds, tanks and water buckets that contain algae – especially the blue-green algae – can be toxic to equine. If a natural water supply is not flowing with water, it is a general rule of thumb that it’s not suitable for horses to drink.

Stagnant water can contribute to:

  • Increase illnesses – especially from mosquitos, such as West Nile Virus
  • Leptospriosis
  • Moonblindness

If you pull your water from a public utility, it’s generally monitored regularly and can be assumed to be a safe water supply for your horses. If coming from a well, as most rural areas do, it’s usually a good idea to monitor that supply yearly as a precaution. Both water sources are far more preferable to any type of standing water.

Given the number of pesticides, fertilizers and even the use of toxic chemicals in rural farming areas, it is important to monitor your water sources for contamination.

West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes are a very efficient carrier and transmitter of West Nile Virus and the Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis. The best and easiest way to prevent the infection of your animals is to eliminate the mosquito as a constant presence in your watering area. This is effectively accomplished by removing any standing water where they can breed and spread the disease. Traditional watering methods of tanks, buckets etc., all allow for eggs to be deposited and hatch creating more carriers and compounding the problem, thus increasing the risk of infection. Using the drinking post will remove this breeding ground because there is never any standing water for the insects to multiply in. The bowl is empty when not in use and is not habitable.  This also removes the bird feces and other hidden water contamination dangers of standing water troughs.

West Nile Virus Symptoms

Typical symptoms of West Nile in horses and livestock include:

  1. Muscle twitching
  2. Muscle weakness
  3. Fever
  4. Sleepiness
  5. Seizures
  6. Loss of Coordination

There is currently no cure for the West Nile Virus and horses that contract the virus can only be treated to help control the symptoms and it may take several months of a difficult recovery to get back to health. The mortality rate of infect equine is near 30%.

West Nile Areas

The CDC or Center for Disease Control documented current and past reports of WNV on their website. This large area shows there really isn’t a safe area from the disease. Anywhere there are mosquitos, WNV is a danger to horses and livestock.

Give your horses and animals the cleanest water supply possible for their over-all health and your peace of mind with the Drinking Post from Barn World and remember that Barn World is your home for all your farm and ranch supplies – from cattle guards to saddle pads we can help with all your livestock supplies.

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Calf Warmers from Barn World – Livestock Supply Necessity

Calf Warmers from Barn World

To provide the best care in the critical after-birth hours of your calf’s life, be sure to enlist the help of a calf warmer.

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Calf warmers should be a livestock supply staple when raising livestock

Calf warmers create an excellent shelter and warm nurturing environment for new born calves. Usually constructed out of a durable, long-lasting and rust proof medium density poly, this animal shelter is a must for newborns and should be in every livestock supply arsenal.
New born calves require a warm enclosed space during the critical hours right after birth. They are vulnerable to the cold and need a safe place to recover from the birthing process. Barn World calf warmers have top of the line heaters located in the rear of the warmer in a separate enclosure that provides a steady warm, circulating flow of air. The area is large enough so the calf can stand up or lie down while remaining in the interior warmth of the heater. Being contained allows the identity scent to remain intact so the mothers will instinctively reclaim their rejuvenated infant once they’re ready to be released.

Calf Warmer Features

Barn World carries the Sioux Steel calf warmer with the following top-of-the-line features including a fully controllable an automated heater.

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• An adjustable 1500 watt electric heater with a fan with automatic shutoff and built in thermostat for controlling temperature and air flow speed
• The top hinged section is completely removable for ease of cleaning and for providing the largest allowable access area for calves to enter and leave the enclosure
• The bottom of the warmer is reinforced for easy towing and durability. It comes compete with a tow rope already installed so you’re ready to remove the calf from the delivery area
• The floor is raised and grated to provide warm air circulation throughout the entire warmer. It has a two panel system and is removable for easy cleaning
• The top eve vent allows for ventilation and circulation control as well as provides sighting access so you may keep an eye on the calf without raising the lid and disturbing it
• A popular feature is the 12v adapter
• The warmer measures 45” high, 25” wide and is 48” long to allow for maximum comfort inside.

Livestock Supplies are necessary for newborns

To keep your young, newborn livestock healthy and to give them a great start at a long and healthy live, a calf warmer is a must during the crucial hours after birth. Providing a safe and comfortable environment for your animal is a must to ensure a great beginning in a stress-free setting. To take advantage of all the calf warmer has to offer, call (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com today for all your livestock supply needs and remember, they carry everything from cattle guards to saddle pads!

Drive Over Gates – a Cattle Guard alternative from Barn World!

Drive Over Gates from Barn World!   A Great Cattle Guard Alternative

 

Push over gate from Barn World

Barn World is excited to announce the arrival of the Drive-Over Gate.  No need to stop to open a gate, pull through only to stop again to close the gate.  This gate allows you to simply drive right over it!  It will return to it’s upright position automatically as soon as the vehicle or trailer is clear.

Drive Over Gate Uses

The gate allows easy access to all your fenced-in areas without the hassle of leaving your vehicle to open and close your gates.   This simple design has been tested in high traffic feed lots with all sorts of different vehicles.  We tested it repeatedly with very large tractors and heavy loads to ensure the durability of the gate and with the weight of every load transferred directly to the ground, there was no limit to what the gate could handle.  It proved extremely durable and trouble-free as shown in the video above.

It also allows for smaller ATVs, walk-through and walk-over traffic to easily pass a fence line. Large or heavy load are not necessary to ‘open’ the gate and it is easily passable by stepping on it or by removing the pass-through stakes and simply replacing them once you’ve gone through.

It also works well with your pivots

cattle guard

Gate Operation

The Drive-Over Gate is held in position with solid, heavy-duty springs that ensure many years of trouble free use and is designed to be opened by all vehicles, large and small, from ATVs to large tractors with trailers. The tension on the springs may be adjusted to keep the gate as firm as you’d like from day one to through day 10,000.

No more gates to open or close! This gate allows you to drive right over it without exiting your vehicile!  It returns to it’s upright position automatically and is extremely durable.

The gate is accessible from both sides, and is easily pushed down by all vehicles and implements – from a small ATV to a tractor with attachments.  Irrigation pivots can cross fences any time and if you need to walk through, simply pull out one or two of the cushion rods and step through the gate.  You may also just push the gate over slightly and step on it to cross.

  • Easy for one person to set up and to move to a different location
  • Available in 6′, 14′ or 16′ widths

Livestock gate

The drive over or push over gate is great at containing your animals while allowing easy access to all of your pastures and fenced in areas.  The gates are large and sturdy enough that livestock won’t look twice at it as a means of escape.  Even if they do try and ‘test’ it, a push against the gate only leads to the gate pushing back and frightening the animal away.  They quickly learn not to mess with the moving gate.
The speed that the gate ‘resets’ to it’s upright position may be adjusted by varying the tension on the springs or the telescoping tubing.  There isn’t much pressure on the rods when they are in the down position so they barely tickle the underside of a vehicle as it crosses over.  Please see the above video for a demonstration.

Installing a Drive Over Gate Cattle Guard Alternative

With it’s simple and reliable design, it’s very easy to install the gate.  It’s important that the site be level and clear of obstructions in both directions for proper performance.  In the winter, you’ll want to make sure the snow doesn’t pile up on either side as the weight of a crossing vehicle may bend the rods when compressed over large ice buildups.  The gate is virtually maintenance free.

Cattle Guard Alternative

This gate has been used to provide easy access to all fence lines and it’s durability allows for all type of vehicles to cross effortlessly.  When comparing it to a cattle guard installation, there is no comparison.  No vaulted area or foundation is required to be dug and poured with concrete.  A 6-8 inch gravel base is recommended and it installs in much less time, without an engineer, contractor or permits needed that are necessary with a cattle guard install.  Simple to install and simple to use is why this gate is so popular and effective.
If you have any questions or would like a quote with shipping, please contact Barn World at 720.238.2190 or send an emailed to Sales@BarnWorld.com, and we will be more than happy to help.

Animal Shelters from Barn World – portable livestock shelters!

 Animal Shelters now at Barn World!

Barn World is proud to offer a line of portable steel shelters that are designed to be livestock shelters but come in sizes large enough for efficient to be equipment and storage facilities as well.

Animal Shelter Calf Hut

Animal Shelter Calf Hut

Calf Shelter

Calf Shelter

Animals Shelters and Livestock Huts

Whether you need an animal shelter for goats, calves, Ostriches or  Emu’s, there’s an animal shelter built for you.  All of the huts are constructed from steel and are available with swing in or out bucket holders and bottle holders.

There are also options for the front and back of the shelters.  You may choose from the fronts being partially closed with a solid immovable panel that covers half of the entrance, or get a full closure with the optional swinging door if desired.

Animal Hut Front Door and Enclosure

Animal Hut Front Door and Enclosure

Animal Hut Front Enclosure

Animal Hut Front Enclosure

Animal Shelter with door (closed)                   Front closure without door

Small Animal Shelter

The small huts measure either 4-1/2’ or 7-1/2’ long in width. They come pre-assembled and like all the shelters, have the option of the front enclosure without the door or with.  The height is 3’10” and light weight of only 145 lbs, allows for easy mobility and greatly increases the uses for this small building.  They come with anchors, one in the back and two for the front make your portable shelters a permanent solution until you’d like to move them for another use.

Transporting the huts is made more efficient by design.  Up to fifteen of these smaller shelters can be loaded in a pickup when you’re ready to move them for another use.   Extremely popular with pig and hog operations, they make great farrowing shelters.

Making them tough is the galvanized, heavy-duty corrugated steel reinforcements and heavy angle irons frames.  These buildings are designed to shine in the worst of Mother Nature as well as your livestock.

Ostrich and Emu Shelter

These huts are great for large birds and come pre-assembled in 7’ long sections.  You may choose from 7’ as the shortest length and add sections all the way up to your longest use need.  Available in 8’, 12’ and 14’ widths, they offer a wide variety of uses and allow for growing and large herd sizes.

Ostrich Shelter

Assembly for these portable and yet permanent buildings takes a quick 2 hours and with the included 4×4 skids, you’re never stuck with a shelter in a specific place.  All necessary parts are included for complete assembly.

 

 

Large Animal Huts

The larger animal shelters come in widths of 8’, 10’, 12’  and 14 feet while the lengths are in any increment of 7’ and although they are not pre-assembled like the smaller shelters, it will only take two men or women, 2-4 hours to completely build them.  These larger huts come with skids made of 4×4’s to make it easy to move them in the pasture or around the farm and ranch.

The 14’ wide hut is plenty big enough for a full size pick up.  You can even open the doors to get out when parked inside.  It’s extremely useful store equipment out of the snow, sun and rain and can even make a nice workshop.  There are large vents located on the back wall that open up to allow for ventilation and ‘airing out’ in the summer.

Portable Steel Shelter

This is a picture of the back of the 14’ shelter with the back vents open

Steel Shelter rear vent

A Shelter or Hut for all types of uses

To offer the portability and versatility inherent in the design of these buildings, it is necessary to anchor them to the ground.  Please note that due to varying soil composition around the country and from county to county, anchors are not included with the larger shelters, but are included with the 6’ wide huts.

For questions or information on the animal shelters or for assistance any farm and ranch livestock supplies or even cattle guards, please call (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com today!

 

 

How to Ensure that Your Animals Produce

Raising an animal is not a walk in the park it needs necessary skills and talents in order for you to produce animals which can generate the best quality meat. If you think that raising  cattle is easy you should think again because like humans they need to have love and affection in order for them to become profitable. You need to keep in mind that animals have depression if you do not take good care of them. You do not need to follow a cattle around to make sure that it is happy, the weight of the cattle in cattle scales will show you that you are doing a good job.

It will take more than an hour of your time a day to watch your cattle since all they do is eat grass, you need to have necessary equipments so that you can ensure that your livestock is healthy and productive. Equipment like bulk feed bins will ensure that your cattle is eating to become heavier and healthier. Healthy cattle are said to produce the best meat in the market, when your cattle is producing healthy meat then you can say that you are raising good livestock animals.

To ensure that your animals are producing the best meat, you have to make sure that your animals are having the right necessities. They need an environment where they cannot be harmed by children and other people. The animals also need clean water from time to time to relinquish their thirst and lastly they have to eat well, feeding them with hay feeders can ensure that their food intake is normal. A thirsty and hungry animal can never produce the right kind of meat to pass the meat requirements. It is very important that the meat itself is healthy because many consumers will be feeding on it.

Many factors will contribute so that your cattle can produce good quality meat that can pass the standard in meat production. Ensuring that your animals produce lean meat will ensure that you will gain profit beyond your expectation. Having a good environment and a good barn will ensure that your animals are happy resulting in greater profit and great feedback from your customers. It is like an advertisement because you advertise results, so that you can gain the necessary feedback that you need.

How the Environment Affects Growth of Farm Animals?

The environment plays a vital role in the growth of farm animals, it is therefore very important that we find a stable environment that can sustain the needs of our animals. Factors like humidity, weather, water source and a rich fertile soil will ensure that the growth of animals will be faster and up to date. An environment that lacks either one of this factor will result to poor meat production and slow growth of your barn animals. You should keep in mind that in order for your animals to grow and multiply all of these factors must be complied.

 

If you are living in an urban environment, and you want to raise livestock you must ensure that you have all the necessary equipments to make up a perfect barn. Equipment like hay feeders is very important to make your cattle happy. Since we are not blessed with acres of green pasture we can find simple solutions to simple problems to make our barn animals healthy. We should be creative enough to imagine what our animal needs since they can’t tell you that, you have to observe their needs so that you can complete whatever is lacking in their environment.

 

The environment plays a vital role in animal meat production, it is best to have a pasture so that your animals can roam freely. If your animals are able to move around it is to be expected that their meat is lean and good, a cattle who can’t walk around produces meat that are rich in fats and amino acids. A pasture is a great advantage to your dream of livestock production. If you have many animals that you need to feed you should have bulk feed bins so that you can feed them all at once.

 

Raising livestocks in a secure and healthy environment will make your animals produce more than expected, rest assured your profits will be doubled and all your clients will be happy. The consumer will always look for your livestock if you are producing good quality mean. You can then be very popular if your meat is good and healthy. Raising a farm animal is pretty tiring since you have to observe what your barn animal needs. Providing your animals with good quality equipment will double your meat production. Equipments like grain bins will even add to the décor of your barn. A clean barn is always a pleasure to visit.