Animal Housing using a polytunnel provides and inexpensive and high quality shelter protecting your livestock from the elements all the year round
Benefits of Livestock Polytunnels/Animal Housing
Excellent Value – Polytunnels are an inexpensive and highly effective alternative to animal sheds and livestock barns
Livestock Shelter – Polytunnels are excellent for many types of animal such as sheep cattle and goats and also for poultry
Weather Protection – Your livestock will be sheltered in housing that withstands extreme weather conditions
Animal Protection – Vulnerable animals such as newborn lambs often need sheep housing for additional protection
Profitability Increases – Animal polytunnels help increase your livestock’s profitability as nutritional requirements are less for warmer, housed animals
Reduce Stress – Housing animals helps to reduce their stress, and yours
Control Feed – Livestock polytunnels help you control your animals’ feed intake
Control Disease – Animal housing polytunnels make it easier for you to spot signs of disease, especially in young animals
Storage – Your polytunnel can also be used to store hay, straw, and equipment for livestock
The polytunnels’ range of widths (18 feet, and 24 feet) and lengths ranging from 21 feet to over 100 feet mean a total sheltered floor area of between 378 and 3,150 square feet, providing you with greater flexibility and protection for housing your cattle, sheep or poultry.
DEFRA gives standards for spacing and housing facilities, including watering, feed troughs and partitions to help divide and handle a flock.
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