How Farm Gates Can Help Manage and Protect Your Livestock
It’s easy to overlook the importance of farm gates. Installing the correct farm gates throughout your property can contribute considerably to an efficient farmstead. Ensuring animals are contained in the area they’re meant to be can mean they stay healthy, do not overeat, and are kept away from accidental breeding mistakes.
Farm Gates Keep Your Animals Safe
- Keep your livestock separated effectively - A well-made, lightweight and strong farm gate can keep your animals safe. If you keep goats and cattle in adjacent fields, you do not want the cattle getting into the goat field and eating their food. Not only will it mean you have to spend more on replacing the stolen goat feed, but it can lead to digestive issues with cattle. It is critical that animals only eat the supplemental food designed for their specific digestive systems, so keeping different species apart is vital to the overall health of your livestock. A farm gate and adequate farm fencing will contribute impressively to keeping your animals separated.
- Keep out large predators - Protecting your livestock is another reason for installing a sturdy farm gate from Parkside Produce. Dingos and other large predators can be kept out using our metal farm gates. Although some animals can dig under or jump over it, it will show you where they come from so you can take action to reduce further intrusion.
Besides protecting your livestock, a high-quality farm gate can give your property a professional look, letting everyone know you run your farm efficiently and take animal welfare seriously. Speak to us to discuss your space, and we will help you choose a product that suits your needs.