Shade structure for your cattle is important to keep them safe from heat exhaustion during, what can be, extreme weather conditions during our Australian summer months. While livestock animals can cope with high levels of weather changes, this can eventually lead to increased level of stress for the animals causing a decrease in production but also eventually create health issues.
Heat Stress can lead to Reduce Productivity
Heat stress can have a major impact on the productivity of your cattle. A few issues, amongst others, that can arise are:
- Increased Fatality Rate
- Low weight gains for lot fed cattle
- Increase in overall stress on the animals
- Fertility problems and calving rates
- A decrease in milk productivity for dairy cows
- Vulnerable to infections
Keep your Cattle safe with Livestock Shelters
Managing heat stress can be as easy as installing livestock shelters for your animals and it has been proven that the use of shade is ultimately the most important way for reducing such issues in cows. Provide a cool area to keep your cattle out of the sun with the help of properly installed shade structures. Livestock shade sails are engineered with the best quality materials to not only provide appropriate shelter and shade but can also withstand strong winds, heavy rain and even hail, keeping your cattle protected no matter what the weather condition is. Investing and setting up a livestock shade shelter today on your farm is sure to keep your cows cool and protected.
Over 30 Years of Experience
Westarp has been in the tarpaulin industry and been designing custom made tarps in Australia for over 30 years, with our headquarter based in Northam, Western Australia. With expert experience in the field in creating perfect tarp solutions to battle the harshest Australian weather conditions, our team can help you design the perfect solution for your dairy cow shades to prepare for our climatic extremes.
Contact Westarp Today!
If you’re looking for the best animal shelter and livestock shade sail, you are on the right website! Send us an email with all the specifications you need and our professional and friendly team will get back to you with an in-depth quote for your needs. If you are not quite sure what you need yet, give us a call and we can guide you through the process and also advise on the best type of tarps you might need for your livestock shelter to keep your cattle safe.