Providing shade for smaller herds just became more affordable. Shade Haven, designer and manufacturer of mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications, has released a new smaller model for farms with smaller herds of cattle as well as goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas, and other livestock.
“We are thrilled to offer a third portable shade option to livestock farmers and rotational graziers around the globe,” said Shade Haven CEO Peter Bergquist.
The SH600 is a scaled down version of the company’s largest model, the SH1200. It is constructed with a heavy-duty steel frame and knitted polypropylene shade canopy that collapses for easy transport with a truck, tractor, or four-wheeler. When open, the shade structure provides 600 square feet of shade.
Adding mobile shade for pastured and rotationally grazed animals reduces the risk of heat stress, increases milk production and fertility, and allows farmers to control the distribution of nutrients throughout the pasture.
In business since 2012, Shade Haven structures have become an integral part of grass-based livestock operations throughout the U.S. and the world. The company has also broadened its market to serve events and industry applications, providing shade protection at events, festivals, trade shows, and construction sites.
“This is the second model introduced this year, along with various new accessories,” noted Bergquist. “As demand for our portable shade structures continues, we expect to offer even more options and new products for both livestock and people.”