Feed Pad Shelters
The ideal solution for Covered Feed Pads
Eliminate Effluent Run-off
If you have a feed pad, you’re probably thinking about ways to reduce the amount of effluent run-off that you have to process every year. SmartShelters' feed pad shelter solutions will drastically reduce the amount of liquid you collect by preventing rainfall from being collected on your feed pad, saving time, assisting with compliance and reducing costs. Effluent which falls on the pad tends to crust over and dry out, drastically reducing the amount of time and effort you need to put into cleaning your feed pad.
Improve Herd Health
In addition to this, by covering your feed pad you can improve your herd health. By allowing your cows to feed in a SmartShelter, you ensure that they are sheltered from the elements. All SmartShelters structures use a heavy-duty ripstop roof cover which lets up to 90% of natural light through but does not allow the sun’s heat to penetrate the shelter. Other farmers with SmartShelters structures tell us that the temperatures inside their SmartShelters tend to be 3-4 degrees cooler in summer and 3-4 degrees warmer in winter, compared with the outside climate. Even temperatures help your cows to conserve energy and maintain condition, saving on feed and vet costs.
SmartShelters' clear span roof design promotes continuous airflow and minimises bird perches and areas for dust and bacteria to build up, keeping the air inside clean and fresh. Farmers who use SmartShelters structures notice an absence of respiratory diseases in their herds.
Save on feed costs
Cows which are sheltered and kept out of the elements will save on energy and will eat less feed. The even temperatures in a SmartShelters structure help to reduce the energy needs of your cows, reducing your feed costs. In addition to this, having a feed pad under shelter dramatically reduces wastage and gives you the flexibility to load the feed troughs the previous night without risking spoilage.
Tough Materials for Long Lifespan
You have peace of mind with the SmartShelters' 12-year limited warranty against product faults. We use only the highest quality components to ensure that your shelter stands up to the conditions. SmartShelters structures are engineered to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 and are rated to withstand wind and snow conditions. By using structural-grade Supergal galvanised steel framing and tough Ripstop roof covers we have built up a reputation for extremely high quality and long-lasting structures.