Everything you Need to Know About Keeping Cattle
Great Britain’s cold in the winter and the summer nights can be chilly too. We all know that, which is why we do everything we can to stay warm when the weather drops. This is why it is so important to think about your farm buildings during the winter. If you have cattle or horses it is essential that you install a kit building that will stand the test of time and keep your animals protected from the elements.
To help you understand more about keeping cattle warm and safe, read these top tips we have put together just for you. If you are interested in buying an agricultural building or have your eyes set on an equestrian building for your horses, we can also help.
1. Install a Large Enough Building to Give your Cattle Space
Just like humans, cattle need space to live a healthy and happy life. Without the correct amount of space cattle can become unsettled which will have an evident effect on their behaviour. By allowing the cattle to live in a habitat designed to allow them to stay comfortable you will have more success when it comes to keeping your cattle happy. There are alternative ways that you can keep your cattle but we highly recommend a metal framed building for the best results.
2. Provide the Required Amount of Water
Cattle need water and can become very frustrated and anxious without the correct intake of fluids. By providing your cattle with the water they require you can keep them calm and reduce stress for all the cattle in your area. Veterinarians suggest that to keep your cattle healthy you need to provide at least 1 to 2 gallons per cow. It is also important to store the water in an environment where it will not freeze overnight during the winter.
3. Mud Reduction
Make sure that you keep your cattles feeding area clear from excessive mud. Too much mud can have a negative effect on your cattle and result in stress levels increasing to a point where it affects their physical health. Wood chipping and gravel are good methods to address the issues of muddy fields. It is also a good idea to arrange for a select number of cows to feed at any one time to reduce the number of cows that are stood in one area at the same time.
4. Comfortable Environment to Live and Sleep
Cattle need green pastures to ensure that they reach their true potential, whatever that may be. Whether your cattle are there for breeding or producing milk they need good quality environmental stimulus to guarantee they get the best that is available for them. Without the best environmental factors, the cattle can suffer from poor health and struggle to offer you the best they can. By complimenting a green field with a high quality cattle building, you can fully improve their habitat.
5. Keep Cattle Well Fed
Coinciding with a well grown field and a feeding area with limited mud, it is best to provide your cows with the best food that you can. By offering them the correct nutrients they will offer you more than cows that are affected by a lack of sustenance. There are premium foods available that offer enhanced nutrients. If this is not the best option for you then with a strong plan you can easily offer your cows good nutrients without spending too much. If you opt to use hay as a primary feeding option, ensure you view our hay barns.
These Are Our Top Tips
These are our top tips. There are most likely more available to view online. If you feel anything needs adding to this list let us know. We will happily work with you to improve the information for future visitors.
Buy Now From Kit Buildings Direct
Now is the time to invest in a new building for your cattle and horses. It goes without saying that metal is a great material for creating buildings. It’s flexible, long-lasting and easy to install. We provide a detailed GA drawing with every plan and are always available to give full advice before you purchase. Call now on 01283 735 522 to find out more.