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Shade Structures for Livestock

Shade structures can be useful for livestock and cattle in desert-like areas where a little shade can go a long way. Studies have shown that pigs and cattle with access to shade are more productive under reduced stress - helping to make shade structures are a smart investment on farms, lots and other commercial operations with livestock. Permanent livestock shade structures from USA SHADE and Fabric Structures help provide shade for livestock where few or no shade options exist. These structures make livestock more comfortable and can also help affect behaviors, as they can help prevent heat stress and livestock losses.

For example, permanent shade structures paired with fencing can help you direct livestock. Moving livestock away from shade trees and water can help prevent erosion, as well as waste in water. 

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Using Permanent Shade Structures for Cattle

When choosing shade structures, you may want to aim for 40-48 square feet per animal and a structure that meets your needs. USA SHADE offers a range of sizes and types of shade structures for your lots, pastures or farm:

  • Cantilever: Cantilever shade structures allow you to get maximum coverage with minimal posts, helping you maintain better visibility of livestock.
  • Square and Rectangle Structures: These can be one of the most budget-friendly and hard-working of all shade structures. Functional yet attractive, these shade structures can be up to 40 feet wide or long and you and combine multiple structures for even more coverage.
  • Wrap-Arounds: If you have natural obstacles in the way, wrap-around hip or cantilever shade structures allow you to accommodate those terrain features while protecting your animals.
  • Custom: USA SHADE can help you create the exact shade you need, whether you need to accommodate unusual ground features, require customized sizes for larger herds or want to use your structures for agri-business branding, too.

Why Choose USA SHADE Permanent Livestock Shade Structures?

USA SHADE has been focused on fabric structure technology and design for close to 30 years. Our focus on this industry allows us to work with the most innovative options in this market, while our vertically integrated business ensures an outstanding client experience.

We have worked with many farms, agricultural businesses and lots, creating customized solutions for businesses like yours. We can be the one-stop shop for your shade structure. Our team will help with everything from initial concept to engineering and design, project management and more. The USA SHADE team includes some of the top minds in this industry, and we will help save you time every step of the way.

We know working with livestock means being ready for anything. USA SHADE provides some of the highest quality materials available right now, including HDPE and PVC. Our team can help you find the right material for your needs. No matter what material you choose, you can ensure the seams of your shade structure will meet tough conditions. Our seams are sewn with GORE® TENARA® PTFE thread, and we use radio frequency (RF) sealing as well as heat-sealing for structural integrity.

To find out more about what makes us the best in industry, contact USA SHADE for a quote and to talk to our team about your needs.