Cattle Buildings

ClearSpan Cattle Barns – Providing the Best in Livestock Protection

ClearSpan fabric cattle buildings provide a much greater value than the standard cow barn. These structures create an inviting atmosphere that cattle can thrive in. A ClearSpan cattle barn layout can be designed to meet the unique and specific needs of any operation, and besides cattle housing, they are often used as calf barns, milking sheds and more.

The natural design of a ClearSpan cattle building provides a number of unique benefits that can help any cattle operation. The clear span profile, which features no support posts, ensures that each structure has the maximum amount of usable space. ClearSpan cattle barns can provide natural ventilation, and they can be built at a low cost per square foot.

The ClearSpan Cattle Building and Calf Barn Advantage includes:

  • Comfortable & healthy environments
  • Promotes rapid weight gain
  • Clean & dry environments
  • Limits risk of disease
  • Natural ventilation
  • Daytime natural lighting cuts costs
  • Low maintenance & cost effective 

ClearSpan Fabric Structures provides stock, custom and turnkey designs that can be ideal for any livestock operation. ClearSpan cattle buildings don’t have to be just single use. They are great as multi-functional structures, and they allow each operation to get the building that is ideal for their exact needs. 

Check out ClearSpan’s famed cow barn, the Beef Master System

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ClearSpan has a long legacy of creating the perfect cattle barn solution. From small and large farms to commercial cattle facilities, ClearSpan has constructed a cattle building for all types of beef and cattle operations. ClearSpan structures can be engineered to withstand the harshest weather, and no matter the winter or summer weather, cattle can be housed comfortably in a stress-free environment. ClearSpan makes obtaining a cattle structure simple by providing in-house design, financing and installation. With ClearSpan there is peace of mind for both the customer and cattle.

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Krapfl Ag. Commodities

-Petersburg, Iowa

Challenge: Harsh weather and manure runoff
Solution: ClearSpan Beef Master Systems Building
Size: 56’W x 180’L
Application: Livestock Housing
Tim Krapfl, owner of Krapfl Ag. Commodities, knows all too well the unpredictability of the weather in Iowa. From cold winters to hot summers, Krapfl realized he needed protection from the elements for his beef cattle. Read More

Part of Krapfl’s business is backgrounding Holstein feeder cattle that can weigh anywhere from 300-600 pounds. He needed a large, open-air structure where he could protect his cattle from the weather, while also keeping tight control over manure runoff. He found this solution in a ClearSpan Beef Master Systems building.

Krapfl was well aware of ClearSpan, before he purchased his Beef Master building. “Before I purchased my current building, we were using outside feedlots and cattle sheds. ClearSpan, being a local and respected company, was clearly our first choice when we began considering a cattle building.” Krapfl fell in love with the new Beef Master Building right away. “We love the structure.  The cattle are content.  This building has an outdoor feel with a fabric cover to protect the animals from the elements,” he said.

What really sold Krapfl on the building was the protection from the harsh weather conditions and the open airy environment the structure provides.  Krapfl said, “The weather is always pristine inside the Beef Master building, and it’s a joy to take care of the cattle inside the building.” Krapfl at first worried about the aesthetics of any building being added on his property, but the ClearSpan building from all accounts has been a nice accessory to the farm. “The bright atmosphere and natural lighting have been a pleasant surprise. We are also pleased with the appearance on our farm. It is a nice addition.”

To those considering a ClearSpan Beef Master Systems building, Krapfl offers some advice. “Take your time and have ClearSpan help you create a building suitable to your company or farm.” Krapfl had some kind words to say about the customer service he received at ClearSpan, “The sales team at ClearSpan treated me and my family very well from purchase up to installation. You will get a great feeling knowing you’re covered with a company that takes pride in building great structures.  They do everything in their power to keep customers happy.  My next building will be another ClearSpan.”

To watch Tim Krapfl’s video testimonial use this link

Building Profiles

Our cattle buildings come in fabric, hybrid and metal buildings, ensuring that no matter how you plan on using your ClearSpan structure, there is an ideal option.

  • Round Style

  • Gable Style

  • Hybrid Style

  • Metal Style