Barn World is Encouraging Farmers and Ranchers to Keep Their Cattle – and Drivers – Safe with Cattle Guards This Holiday Season

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As agricultural activities move closer to urban areas, the staff at Barn World offers a friendly reminder and solutions for keeping livestock where they belong.

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Cattle guards are the best solution for safely containing livestock without the use of gates,” the experts at Barn World say. “They are a staple in farming and ranching operations all over the country.”

In parts of the country – and the world – where mixed rural and residential land exists, keeping livestock secure is paramount to preventing motor vehicle vs. livestock collisions that can result in property damage, serious injury, and in some cases, even death.

Aside from that, ranchers and farmers across the United States face the threat of costly legal action when their sheep, horse or cattle collide with a passing vehicle due to unkempt or ineffective livestock parameters.

Many farmers and ranchers may be averse to gates and fences because they limit convenience and accessibility to different areas of property. Barn World wants to remind farmers and ranchers that they don’t have to choose between safety and convenience.

Often installed on roads and between public and private lands, cattle guards are an alternative to gates, which can be inconvenient to install in places where cars need to pass or where segregation of fields is impractical.

Cattle guards, consisting of a grid of tubes or bars covering a depression in the road, are wide enough for animals’ legs to fall through, but narrow enough for people or cars to easily cross, and can effectively prevent livestock from crossing into roads, railways or adjacent property.

The grid creates an uncomfortable and physically challenging balancing act that the animals are not capable of enduring, Barn World says.

The farm and ranch super store offers one of the largest selections of cattle guards available for private, public and government projects, and includes both flat top pipes and round top pipes for a variety of needs.

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