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Making Hay Sheds While the Sun Shines

Protecting Feed, Livestock, and Equipment with Metal Ag Buildings Shrewd farmers and ranchers use pre-engineered metal hay sheds and barns to protect their assets. Planting, growing, and harvesting hay represents a significant amount of time, money, and effort. Why leave bales rotting in the field when prefabricated steel hay sheds and barns are so economical and easy to erect? Hay Production in the U.S. In 2015, U.S. hay production topped 134.4 million tons. The top ten hay producing states— California,… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Building Green with Steel, more

Steel Barns: Making a Red Barn Green

Why Farmers and Ranchers Choose Eco-friendly Metal Buildings Strong, durable and recyclable pre-engineered steel barns and agricultural buildings make it easy to be “green.” The environmental benefits of metal buildings make them with favorite for rural dwellers and city dwellers alike. This Land is Your Land Farmers and ranchers respect the land. Their very existence depends on the earth’s bounty. Being “green” comes naturally to them. That is just one of the many reasons so many ranchers and farmers make… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Equestrian Buildings, more

Why Ranchers Love Steel Barns and Riding Arenas

The Benefits of Metal Buildings for Horse and Cattle Ranchers When it is time to rebuild or expand, smart ranchers choose pre-engineered steel barns and metal structures. Metal barns, steel riding arenas and stables, serve ranch operations better— and much longer— than structures built with other materials. Pre-engineered steel buildings are easy to afford, easy to erect, and easy to maintain. Pre-engineered Metal Barns and Ranch Buildings Save TIME Cattle ranchers and horse breeders want to spend their time working… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Metal Barns and Buildings for Rural Life

Pre-engineered Steel Shelters Down on the Farm Today’s modern farmers overwhelmingly choose pre-engineered metal barns and agricultural buildings. They rely on the affordability, flexibility, and durability of steel barn and farm building construction. Family Farming: Steel Going Strong Families have always been the backbone of American farming. In the past, a working farm often remained in a family for generations. People assume today’s huge farm enterprises are mostly corporate operations. Farming today is still predominately a family business. Families and… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Types of Steel Buildings

Metal Barns for Agricultural Businesses

Farmers Were the First to See the Benefits of Steel Buildings There’s a reason so many of today’s farmers and ranchers choose to build pre-engineered metal barns: they are smart business people. Today’s agribusiness professionals know a great deal when they see one. RHINO metal barns and ag structures offer the best deal in steel. The Evolution of the Barn in America Even from the early days of American farming, the barn has been the heart of farms and ranches.… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

15 More Reasons to Choose Metal Barns over Pole Barns

PART 8: PREFAB METAL BARNS OUTPERFORM POLE BARNS Our previous blog, “15 Reasons to Choose Steel Barns over Pole Barns,” highlight some of the key benefits of choosing a pre-engineered metal barn or steel building over a pole barn. This follow-up article, the last installment of an eight-part series, showcases an additional fifteen benefits of building your next barn or building with modern, pre-engineered metal building system— instead of the old-fashioned, antiquated wood-framed pole barn method. Today’s Best Metal Building… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

15 Reasons to Choose Steel Barns over Pole Barns

Part 7: Pre-engineered Metal Barns: The Clear Winner This installment of our eight-part series summarizes part of the reasons RHINO steel barns outperform wood pole barns. A Feature-by-Feature Comparison of Steel Barns vs. Pole Barns 1. Wood rots, warps, twists, creeps, and splits over time.  The steel framing in metal barns will never rot, warp, twist, creep, or split. 2. Wood pole barns typically need expensive straightening every five to ten years. Pre-engineered steel barns go up straight and stay… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

How Metal Barns Discourage Birds and Other Pests

Part 6: Pole Barn Trusses vs. Pre-engineered Steel Barn Rafter Beams Metal barns and pole barns both shelter assets from the weather. Farmers build barns to house and protect expensive equipment, livestock, vehicles, and other possessions from the elements. But when choosing between building pole barns or pre-engineered metal barns, consider what is overhead. Wood Trusses: An Open Invitation to Wildlife Birds of all kinds thrill us with their beauty, chirping, and antics— but no one wants the birds roosting… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

5 Big Advantages of Steel Barns over Pole Barns

Part 5: Inorganic Steel Barns vs. Organic Wood Pole Barns When buying fresh veggies for a salad, organic produce is the smart choice. However, when choosing a building system, inorganic steel barns are the smarter choice over organic wood-framed pole barns. Why? Pre-engineered steel barns last longer, age slower, retain their resale value longer, and need far less maintenance than ordinary pole barns. #1: Variations Wood by its very nature is inconsistent. Every species of tree varies in physical properties… Read More

In Agricultural Buildings, Pole Barns vs. Steel Barns, more

Which Costs Less Over Time, a Metal Barn or a Pole Barn?

Part 4: Looking at Total Lifecycle Costs of Steel Barns vs. Pole Barns It is not enough to compare only initial costs of materials and construction when choosing between pre-engineered steel framed barns or wood-framed pole barns. When comparing costs of ownership of any asset, the prudent compare not only initial expenses, but also whole-life costs. This concept is known as “cradle-to-the-grave” or “womb-to-tomb” comparison and is part of the discussion on steel buildings vs. pole barns. Long Term Vision… Read More

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