How Steel Buildings Are Integral To America’s Cattle Industry
It’s no secret that the cattle production industry in America is the largest segment of agriculture in the country. The beef industry is actually made up of over a million businesses, ranches and farms to support it.
With the industrialization of North America, much more beef was required for a booming population than ever before, so large tracts of land were required to keep up with the extra demand. Cows are generally used to roaming and grazing over these large areas of land, so it was important to give them a similar amount of space in order for them to grow and develop in a healthy way that’s natural to them. Producing approximately 25 billion pounds of meat worldwide each and every year, it’s an important part of many other economies as well as a source of labour, meat and other by-products including dairy products, bone and hide.
While initial methods of cattle farming were largely primitive, the industrial revolution presented many technological advancements that made it simpler for farmers to make it their main form of agriculture. In America, as well as Canada, grain-fed cattle are the common type used in the industry, and this is due in great part to steel buildings.
Prefab steel buildings can offer a lot to agricultural endeavours in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. For many cattle farmers, steel machinery and buildings presents an opportunity to make the most of their work and yield more production that will ultimately lead to more income.
Using steel buildings for storage of cow grains and other feed for example is an extremely useful benefit of using prefab steel. These buildings can be erected faster than ever before and outperform more traditional wooden barns in a lot of ways. Prefab steel is weather resistant, protecting crops and livestock which are large investments. In addition, Prefab steel buildings are resistant to pests including insects and other small animals that may be able to find their way into livestock or food product storage and cause irreparable damage.
Aside from that, there are several advantages that steel construction presents when it comes to maintaining the cattle industry in a way that keeps farmers happy and the animals safe. Steel barns allow the cows to stay dry and warm in times of extreme weather, as they’re engineered to be resistant to leakage and moisture in a way that wood-based structures are more susceptible to. Due to steel’s nature, it’s easier for the interior temperature to stay much more regulated which will help to create a much more comfortable environment for the animals inside, as well as keep any feed from spoiling by being exposed to excessive heat. Prefab steel buildings require very little maintenance, and this is something that will help cattle farmers remain focused on their livestock instead of constantly having to repair their storage systems if they become vulnerable to the elements, termites, decay or rot.
Inside our prefab steel buildings, you’ll find a trussless design that leaves it open to be customized to a floorplan that makes the most sense to each individual farmer. This is in conjunction with the size options that are available, as you can request dimensions of widths up to 200 feet and unlimited lengths, depending on your needs.
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Why Steel Buildings Are Perfect For Agricultural Storage
For those in the farming industry, having a secure place to store grains and other forms of food product is important for making sure they receive a return on their labour and resource investments. It’s important to keep these items protected from the weather and other outside elements that can compromise them and make them unfit for future use. Typically, these storage areas are made of wood – a long standing tradition that’s lasted for over hundreds of years.
Steel buildings are starting to become to go-to option, however for a number of different reasons. Here’s just a few reasons steel buildings make for the perfect agricultural storage.
One of the biggest advantages of steel buildings are their durability and resistance to weather and other outside elements since a common problem for farmers is grain and food products spoiling due to weather conditions including excessive heat and moisture. Steel buildings are engineered to regulate interior temperature by providing natural insulation.
It’s also resistant to moisture from heavy rains as well as snow and ice build-up since each of the pieces of the building fit perfectly together. This will allow you to keep the interior dry and clean – ensuring the environment is perfect for storing and working with grain, feed and other types of food products and produce.
In addition to steel being one of the most environmentally-friendly materials, it’s durability lends itself to large structure sizes that can easily accommodate a large quantity of items to be stored. With widths up to 200 feet and unlimited lengths, our prefab steel buildings can work for a wide variety of storage needs. Take your needs and any potential future changes into consideration before deciding on a size and layout that works best for you. Building interiors are also easily customizable, so you’ll also have the option to keep certain items separate from each other, but accessible so you can get to all of them quickly and easily.
Easy To Construct
Prefab steel structures are very easy to build, and DIY-construction will enable you to finish the project in a few days as opposed to a few weeks or even months. This is important for farmers who likely need storage (or additional storage) for their grains and food products sooner rather than later. Especially if your farm is located in an area with weather that fluctuates greatly. A wooden structure may take months to build and the grain you need to store in it may be exposed to the elements during this time – perhaps forcing a farmer to store it somewhere completely inconvenient or discard some or all of it altogether.
Thought steel buildings have natural insulation, there’s always the option of adding in a bit more especially if you live in a climate that’s cold for the majority of the year. During any type of weather change, the extra insulation can be your best bet for protecting against accumulated moisture from the air and wall, keeping the grain and food product you have stored inside away from any type of damage or spoiling. The insulation that you’re able to add to steel buildings is a great way to keep the interior climate-controlled and a good space to keep your agricultural valuables well-stored.