Since sheep prefer the wide open terrain and are generally happy to be outdoors, there is some argument between farmers on if sheep require housing or not.
While it may be more natural to keep sheep outdoors, there is always risk of severe weather conditions. In places with harsh winters, there is a higher chance of sheep fatality if no shelter is provided. This is especially concerning if lambing occurs during the winter, in which case a lambing facility would ensure a safer environment for the lambs.
It is important to have some sort of sheep housing on your farm to allow a safe and controlled environment for your flock.
Different types of sheep housing can range from very simple shelters to more elaborate facilities. The size of your flock, the climate you live in, and your lambing season are all determining factors on which type of sheep housing you should have.
If you live in a place with mild weather conditions, it is common to have a simple structure for lambing or for rare occasions when your flock needs to take shelter. For farms located in places with more severe weather conditions, we suggest a more complicated shelter that can provide for all the needs of your sheep while still keeping them in an open and comfortable environment.
Natural light: Sheep will naturally migrate to areas with more light. With a fabric cover, your sheep will still benefit from natural sunlight while being protected from the elements. This is a benefit that a typical pole barn or metal building cannot provide.
Open floor plan: Fabric buildings can span across a wide area without needing beams or columns to obstruct movement. Since sheep don’t like to be in tightly enclosed spaces, this provides a perfect atmosphere for them to still feel like they are out in the open.
Flexibility: If you are in need of a more complex sheep shelter, fabric buildings are very versatile and can be built to have separate spaces for feeding, handling, shearing, and lambing.
Excellent ventilation: Proper ventilation is very important when housing your sheep. Our fabric covers offer excellent ventilation that will keep them healthy and happy throughout the year.
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Accu-Steel specializes in fabric covered buildings for sheep because we believe that fabric covers are the best solution for any livestock shelter. With our hot-dipped galvanized steel frames and high-tech fabric covers, these buildings are manufactured to last for generations to come.
We understand the needs of your industry and can specifically manufacture the right building for your flock. Call Accu-Steel today to get started with your free quote!
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