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Phone 0423 112 384
Paddock shade
Dairy yard shade
Feedpad shade
Livestock Shade Shelter & Comfort
4pm Shade Patten
12pm Shade Patten
7am Shade Patten
(12m wide shade area)
Feedlots:
Meat and Livestock Australia - KEY BENEFITS  
  • Shade can have a large impact on the body heat load experienced by cattle, by reducing solar (sun) radiation and hence slowing the rate of body heat gain.
  • Shade can improve cattle comfort and productivity and increase profitability.
  • Shade can be designed to maximise ventilation and afternoon shade.

See: MLA Tips and Tools,  www.mla.com.au

Shades and cover at least 1.6 to 6m2
per SCU (Standard Cattle Unit).

When choosing shade structures the following points should be considered:  
  • Where possible structures should run north/south to allow sunlight to penetrate under the structure for drying - bogging can become an issue especially during winter months
  • Structures should be placed in a well drained area
  • The higher the structure off the ground the better the drying
  • Ovoid very wide structures (over 12m wide), as they may be difficult to dry underneath.
  • Large pens require a structure approximately 11m wide and 5.8m high, this layout allows
  

Shade can have a large impact on the body heat load

Feedlot Shade
Time lapse - Hourly shade patterns across feedlot
information
Feedlot Shade