Permanent Livestock Shade System

Rush-Co has brought its Fabric Tension Building expertise to the world of livestock shading! Developed in cooperation with local ranchers, Rush-Co’s permanent livestock shade system was designed as a low cost, durable solution that will protect your livestock from the elements for years to come. The permanent shade system was designed with ease of shipping, ease of installation, and ease of operation in mind. Made from galvanized steel, and a durable vinyl and mesh cover system, you will enjoy a trouble free long-life shade system. You can rest easy with the knowledge that Rush-Co quality has been built in, an attribute that Rush-Co customers have come to appreciate.

Compare these features of the Rush-Co permanent livestock shade system with the competition:

  • Engineered to withstand severe weather conditions
  • 20’ by 80’ (1600 sq ft) shade area (approximately 100 head of cattle assuming 15 sq ft of shade required per head)
  • Eliminates sprinkler usage – reduces the mud and mess caused by sprinklers in your lots
  • Cover is formed in an arc, allowing for easy rain runoff while maintaining adequate cover tension at all contact points (reduces wind whip, prolonging cover life)
  • Easy one-time installation (with 2 people and common equipment expect only a 4-6 hour installation time)
  • All components bolt together, no welding required
  • Holes are pre-drilled for easy assembly
  • All steel parts are galvanized to reduce corrosion and ensure long life
  • Cover is made of a durable vinyl and 70% mesh combination and reinforced with webbing throughout
  • The cover is permanently installed. Within minutes, and from the ground, the cover can be rolled out for use, or rolled up for winter storage
  • Duel cover tension system – cover is tensioned using webbing with 2” ratchets for superior tension strength
  • The system breaks down into small and light-weight components for easy shipping
  • Tall 14’ work height (based on 4’ concrete pier height) allows for your machinery to work below the system without interference
  • Best Value – Compare pricing and features, and you will see that the Rush-Co permanent livestock shade system is the superior choice

“**Note -  A University of Kentucky Animal Research Center study stated that cattle kept cool on hot days through the use of shade systems gained 1.25 lbs per cow (0.89 pounds per steer) per day versus those without shade when under heat stress conditions”
 
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