Wool sheds will for the foreseeable future continue to play a significant role in the character of rural Australia. Even in today’s sophisticated society, wool sheds continue to be the setting for the telling of stories and the breaking of records.
On a farm or in an agricultural business, a shed may serve a multitude of purposes, each of which is important. The storing of crops, the parking of cars, or even the construction of an office are some of the many possible uses for wool sheds. Wool sheds may be found in a range of sizes and styles.
As will be shown in the following section, there are a variety of factors that need to be taken into account throughout the process of constructing and building new wool barns.
Making a Decision
To identify which wool sheds are ideal for your shearing needs, you may consult with specialists who can examine your present property’s specs and existing buildings.
Renovating an old one or making room for a new one are two options. Regardless of what the final strategy is, it will be tailored to your specific requirements, with your input and our guidance.
Beginning at the Base
If you have a lot of sheep in your area, you’ll want to be sure that your wool sheds are built on the strongest possible foundation. Cleanability, durability, and comfort are all advantages of a concrete floor.
A Room Within a Building
Sheep shearing requires a lot of physical exertion, and your wool sheds should be able to accommodate your livestock as well. It’s possible to make your shed a bit more spacious so that sheep may pass through without feeling any stress when they are being sheared. Best safety procedures need plenty of room for pens, equipment, and other safety features like ramps and gates.
The Fluctuation of the Stock Market
To ensure a smooth shearing process, it’s essential that the flow of sheep through the wool sheds be perfected. The amount of sheep you have, the number of shearers you hire, and the right size of your shed all have a role in this.
Movement must be taken into account from the yard going to the shed to a capturing pen. As the sheep become older and more rambunctious, the lighting, grating, gates, and yard design that will be most efficient must also be considered.
Lights and Air Conditioning
The quality of your shearing shed’s lighting and ventilation may have a significant impact on production. Workers and sheep alike benefit from their presence. The roof of the wool sheds may be designed with transparent solar panels that enable light to reach every part of the structure. Depending on where you live, this may increase the amount of heat in your shed.
Extending working hours via the use of artificial lights is another possibility. Cost-effective and easy-to-install, fluorescent lighting is an example. Ventilation is maximised when shutters, doors, and bottom panels are placed in the correct locations.
The Wool Room
Skirting, classing, baling, and storage should all be possible in your wool room after shearing. Keep in consideration how much room you have, what kind of flooring you have, and any equipment you have such as wool tables and pack frames when planning your area.
If you want to maximise the value of your wool room, you should build it such that it can also be utilised to store machines and other equipment when it is not in use.
Cutting down on the amount of grating in your wool sheds may save money in the long-run.
Using an action yard cover to cover your external yard is a more cost-effective solution, and it also ensures that shearing isn’t impeded by bad weather.