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Crop storage has been a priority of farmers since farming began. Whether being stored for personal use or for later sale, it is imperative that grains and other crops be kept dry and fresh until their end use. In addition, agricultural equipment that is not designed to be kept in the field must have its own shelter in order to continue functioning properly. Virtually every kind of farm shed has been used over the past few millenniums, but the Pre-engineered Steel Buildings that have been developed in recent decades have surpassed all other methods of grain, feed, fertilizer, and equipment storage. In an industry characterized by tight margins and other financial pressures, building and maintaining secure and cost-effective storage facilities is imperative. Consider these advantages of the pre-engineered steel farm shed:
The commercial system for handling grains in western Canada is not able to store the entire crop that is harvested each fall. Therefore, grain storage is a very important part of the entire marketing strategy. The prices of grain tend to be the lowest at harvest. It makes sense for producers to store their product until prices rise later in the year.
An article produced by Virginia Polytechnic Institute states, “The value of these commodities will be worth more than if left in the field.” The authors note that “the increased value of the stored hay or machinery [must] offset the cost of owning the building.”1 Grain storage also plays an important role in farmers’ income tax strategy. By purchasing a pre-engineered steel agricultural storage building, you guarantee that you are constructing the most durable and economical structure available—and at the lowest possible price.
Fire safety and prevention is also of the utmost importance for agricultural warehousing operations. Farm shed fires can be devastating and can adversely affect, not only the single farmer, but sometimes the entire Canadian industry. For example, in 1966 there were 941 fires reported in farm buildings in Canada, representing 1.6% of the total number of fires reported. Although a seemingly small percentage, that added up to $56 million in financial loss, nearly 5% of the total losses by fire in Canada.
Here once again, steel farm buildings can provide priceless peace of mind to the farmer. Because it is non-combustible nature, steel framing dramatically increases the fire safety of an agricultural building. And steel’s outstanding strength-to-weight-ratio enables it to also withstand harsh and extreme weather conditions. High marks in structural integrity and building safety when building with steel has in turn led to lower insurance costs. By entrusting your crops and equipment to pre-engineered steel farm sheds, there is really no downside.
1 From the article, “Planning for a Farm Storage Building,” by Susan Wood Gay, Assistant Professor and Extension Engineer, Virginia Tech and Robert “Bobby” Grisso, Biological Systems Engineer, Virginia Tech, 2009