VIROQUA, Wis., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shade Haven company of Viroqua, Wisconsin announces the introduction of its newest mobile shade model, the SH500, for delivery in 2017.
The Shade Haven company is the world's leader in innovative mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications. The Shade Haven company introduced the model SH1200 in 2012 to meet a burning need in the fast-developing managed intensive grazing movement.
Consumer demand for higher quality food has led thousands of farms to adapt new farming techniques centered on grazing and specifically, managed grazing. This grazing system has proven to be highly beneficial to livestock and meat quality as well as having a powerful impact on soil productivity by dramatically raising soil carbon levels. Managed grazing has been welcomed by farmers because it increases farm profitability by increasing stocking rates and at the same time decreasing operating costs and purchased inputs.
The central feature of this technique (perfected first in New Zealand) requires moving herds to small, electric-fenced paddocks every three days or less. This keeps the grass fresh and allows the pasture to properly rest and recover. Before 2012, the missing element was being able to provide proper shade for animals otherwise stranded in the sun. The easily portable SH1200 solved that problem and for the last five years has successfully provided shade for herds of 75 or more beef and dairy animals all over the world.
"The Shade Haven made an incredible difference in my herd's health and performance and totally changed my grazing routine. I used to suffer as much as my animals looking for a way to provide shade. Now I got it, every day, exactly where I want it. I love it," Rick Brown, Wisconsin grass-fed beef producer.
- The SH1200 provides 1200 square feet of movable shade and is designed for groups from 30 to 75 head.
- The SH500 creates 500 square feet of shade and will provide movable shade for herds of from 5 to 30 large animals or much bigger numbers of sheep, chickens, or pigs.
The patented, award winning SH1200 has proven to be remarkably tolerant of wind and animal abuse and is being used by leading grazers all over the world. The much less expensive SH500 is the perfect solution for smaller herds with smaller budgets and will be available for delivery starting in March 2017.
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SOURCE Shade Haven