1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Instant Shade Shelters For Cattle, Hogs, Horses
Made from black polypropylene plastic-like fabric which resembles window screen, the low-cost shelters provide "instant shade" for a fraction of the cost of conventional building materials, notes Michael Ciferri, president.
"One person, working alone, can erect a portable or permanent shelter in a matter of hours," says Ciferri. He recommends using 80% density material which blocks out 80% of the sun, yet permits wind and rain to pass through.
"The material won't rot or shrink and will last 10 or more years when properly installed," says Ciferri. For cattle, he recommends about 50 sq. ft. of shade area per animal, and about one-third of that for hogs.
Cost of the fabric is right at 25 cents per sq. ft. It comes in stock sizes 10, 12 or 20 ft. wide and in lengths from 20 to 50 ft. Larger sizes can be custom ordered. Panels are furnished with metal grommets every 12 in. for easy installation on metal or wooden frames.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Donovan Enterprises, 2951 S.E. Dominica Terrace, Stuart, Fla. 33497 (ph 305 286-3350).
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