Engineered Steel & Metal Barns for Farmers & Ranchers
At Steelsmith, we understand the amount of hard work that goes into farming and ranching. Whether you’re growing a crop or raising livestock, you simply cannot afford to let your hard work and all of the time you’ve invested go to waste. This is why the durability, versatility, uninterrupted space, damage resistance, and economical advantages of equestrian and agricultural steel buildings are too hard for farmers, cattlemen, and ranchers to ignore.
Whether you are rebuilding or expanding, smart farmers and ranchers choose engineered metal and steel structures for the best return-on-investment. Steel-framed barns, stables, livestock pavilions, riding areas, hay sheds, and equipment storage structures are affordable, easy-to-erect, easy-to-maintain, and are designed and built to withstand the elements – lasting decades longer than wooden structures.
The Agricultural Industry Was Among the First to Embrace Metal Buildings
Farmers were one of the first groups to see the potential of metal barns. Pole barns, which utilized discarded telephone poles and sheet metal, were constructed by innovative farmers during the Great Depression. Then, following World War II, returning rural-area soldiers began using prefabricated metal buildings as barns – inspired by the U.S. military’s use of pre-engineered metal buildings for short-term structures that could be shipped in, quickly erected, and just as quickly disassembled.
Obviously, since then, not only has the engineering and manufacturing of metal and steel buildings advanced, but so have the needs and demands of the agricultural industry. Farmers and ranchers need reassurance that their livestock and modern equipment isn’t just housed or stored, but also adequately protected from harms way.
Metal or Steel Buildings Offer Farmers & Ranchers the Best Protection & Look Great
Steel barns and metal buildings are resistant to wood-eating termites, heavy rains, winds or snow, hailstorms, lightning, fires, molds, and earthquakes. Unlike wooden pole barns, livestock can’t kick or chew through steel framing. This, along with their attractive looks from the highway, are why an ever-increasing percentage of farm or ranch buildings today are being constructed with steel.
Whether you need a roof only structure to cover this year’s alfalfa, or a building with a forty foot wide door to pull your combine through, don’t leave your livelihood exposed to the elements.
Steelsmith has experience and expertise in construction of buildings designed to meet the activities specific to the agricultural and equestrian industries such as:
- Livestock housing and shelter
- Warehouse crop storage – feed storage and hay lofts
- Weather impact equipment protection
- Livestock functions (milking parlors, tack rooms, stall and pole barns)
- Year round event engagement: riding, training and exercise arenas
Steelsmith building systems are custom built to fit your specifications. Our buildings can be tailored to meet your needs, including but not limited to the following:
- Climate controlled for year round use
- Flexible designs to accommodate herd size and use requirements
- Clearspan arenas for maximum height
- Appearance/aesthetic appeal with fitted decorative brick, stucco, wood, or stone panel add-ons
- Wide entrance spaces
- Low maintenance
- Adheres to industry safety standards
Ready For a Quote on a Equestrian or Agricultural Steel Building?
If you’d like a quote on an agricultural or equestrian steel building – the specialists here at Steelsmith can provide you with more details, answers to your questions, and a free quote. In addition to designing, manufacturing, and delivering your prefabricated farm or ranch building, we can also put it up for you. Call us today at 1 (866) 603-5053 or complete our online form and one of our representatives will give you a call.