Cattle Buildings, Shelter and Accessories

Stop Fly Breeding

Flies are notorious nuisance and public health pests because they have the ability to transmit serious pathogens to both humans and animals. These flies typically occur and breed in a variety of filthy areas, including manure, soiled bedding, spilled feed, garbage and other types of organic matter. One pound of manure can contain more than 1,500 fly maggots, so it is not hard to see how fly numbers can reach enormous proportions and threaten your livestock and workers. To prevent and reduce the instances of fly infestations, be sure to utilize the following best practices in your control plan:

Priefert A Legacy of Innovation.

Few families have influenced the livestock handling industry as significantly as the Priefert family from Mount Pleasant, Texas. For half a century, the Prieferts have been designing, building, and marketing cattle handling equipment, and, in the process, changing the way the American rancher handles cattle. Marvin Priefert founded Priefert Manufacturing in 1964 with the invention of the first fully front-opening headgate. 50 years later, Marvin’s son Bill, and his grandsons, Eddie, Nate, and Travis, still own and operate the family business, with the goal of continuing to improve upon the design and functionality of today’s livestock handling equipment.

Bekaert – the RIGHT fence, the FIRST time

Whether you install your own fencing or hire a company to do it for you, one thing is certain — it isn’t a task you want to have to redo every 5, 10, or even 15 years. It only makes common (and fiscal) sense to do it right the first time. When done correctly with the right materials, a high tensile fence can last as long as 50 years and is less maintenance than a traditional fence. In fact, you can build a longer-lasting high tensile fence for about half the price of a conventional low carbon fence. The folks from Bekaert recently discussed some of the basics of fencing with American Cattlemen. They also shared some of their best tips for picking the proper fencing materials for your needs and correctly installing them — and these folks definitely know what they are talking about.

BRITESPAN Building Systems: Living the Dream (one step at a time)

For 46-year-old Brian Weidner cattle producer and farmer near rural Newton, Illinois, he is living the dream of his childhood. “As a kid, I was always plowing in the sandbox,” Weidner says with a chuckle. “My dad always had livestock, and all I ever wanted to do was raise cattle and be a grain farmer.”

FarmTek

FarmTek® is your one-stop shop for agricultural supplies including ClearSpan™ fabric barns, feeders and waters, fodder systems, lighting, mats, heating and cooling systems, and more. 

FarmTek

Posted on 14 February 2012

 FarmTek® is your one-stop shop for agricultural supplies including ClearSpan™ fabric barns, feeders and waters, fodder systems, lighting, mats, heating and cooling systems, and more. 

CHRISTOPHERSON HALTER COMPANY

Each halter and neck rope is individually made on an antique rope machine using polypropylene twine. One end is woven into an adjustable headstall.  The other end is a natural end.  There is no wire, tape, or melting needed to keep it from fraying. 

CHRISTOPHERSON HALTER COMPANY

Posted on 31 October 2011

Each halter and neck rope is individually made on an antique rope machine using polypropylene twine. One end is woven into an adjustable headstall.  The other end is a natural end.  There is no wire, tape, or melting needed to keep it from fraying. 

Troop Enterprises

Ca-Z-bo, a revolutionary structure for raising calves.

Althoff Sales & Service

Althoff Sales & Service, Inc., was founded by George and Delores Althoff in the mid 1950’s with an emphasis on service for the dairy farmers of Western Wisconsin. Initially, barn equipment, barn cleaners, and ventilation equipment were the main thrust of a rapidly expanding market.

Syndicate content