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Keen’s Buildings Metal Barns: Keep your Barn, Fodder, and Animals Safe

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Hay and other fodder are essential for keeping livestock, but having a high quantity of feed in a single area can present problems. If exposed to water hay can quickly rot, it can also present a tremendous fire hazard if exposed to even the smallest of embers. Both of these can completely render your fodder useless, however, with a steel building you can keep your fodder dry and safe until you need it.

You’ll also want to keep your livestock safe from the weather and other hazardous conditions. If not adequately sheltered your animals can get sick. Some buildings can pose health and safety risks to your livestock. Lose panels and exposed sharp edges can lead to injury and even infections in animals. If your steel slides then panels may come to lose, posing potential health and safety risks to your animals, and potentially compromise your fodder.

Here are a couple of other things to consider that will help you keep your fodder and animals safe no matter the season.

Roof panels

Be sure that your steel roof panels are securely in place so that they will be able to withstand strong winds. Strong winds can cause debris and other materials to become airborne and potentially injure your animals and life stock. With Keen’s Buildings, you can rest assured that your metal building will be of the highest quality.

The interior

With so many barn styles and options to consider, it can be difficult to select one, however, no matter what you choose, you should keep these tips in mind. One thing that should be used to govern the style of your barn you choose is what you intend to use it for. A horse barn, for example, usually has a straight aisle down the center, which can be used to drive a truck or other vehicles carrying supplies into the barn to make it easier to load and unload supplies.

The stalls will need to be in a location that is easy to access, to make the cleaning process easier. You’ll also benefit from having your tack room and washing stalls close by as well.

There is a lot to consider when having your steel barn constructed. We at Keen’s Buildings would love to help.  To learn more about our services and products call us today!

 

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