Are you in the process of setting your poultry shelters? Aside from providing your chickens an outdoor space where they can freely move around during their active period, an indoor space is also crucial for their well-being and growth. This is why it’s important that you take time in designing the shelter and providing it the necessary poultry supplies, equipment including poultry curtains. Where are these curtains generally used? Here are few things you need to know about poultry curtains.
Introduction to poultry curtains
Adequate lighting is one of the basic requirements when building poultry shelters. Apart from that poultry curtains are also considered to play an important role in your targeted broiler production. Most poultry farm owners use poultry curtains like the blue and yellow ones because they have been proven to be a contributing factor on broilers performance.
The material component of poultry curtains
Poultry curtains are made from the top graded UV-stabilised materials. They are specifically designed to have excellent block-out fabrics that will control the amount of natural light coming inside the poultry shelters. Most of the fabric materials used for the manufacture of poultry curtains have a special laminated coating. For maximum block-out effect check the percentage of laminated coating used on poultry curtains.
Poultry curtains come in a variety of materials, width and weight. For summer months, lighter curtains can be used to allow natural air to flow freely inside the poultry shelters. However, curtains made from insulated fabric material are appropriate during winter months.
The most common material used for poultry curtains are polyethylene (PE) and vinyl (PVC). However, you can also have the option to have them custom made and have specifications like abrasion and fungus resistant.
Why use poultry curtains?
Birds require a period of darkness to reach their optimum health condition. It is only during the dark periods that the chickens will produce the hormone “melatonin” needed to improved immune system. The ideal dark period when managing a poultry farm is at least four to six hours of total darkness daily. However, if you are raising free-range or organic chickens the required dark period is eight hours of darkness. Poultry curtains help poultry raisers reach this total darkness program with their efficient blocking system feature. Dark periods also help those fast-growing broilers to slow down their growth rate to ensure they have balance in the frame built and prevent the leg disorder from arising.
If you want to know more about the different designs, pricing and available colors for your poultry curtains contact any of the representatives of Polytex or visit their official website to view their wide range of tarpaulin products suited for your poultry business.
At Polytex, we specialise in fabricating long, large covers. We also carry out bulk production runs on tarpaulin items for varied applications including pig shelters and hay sheds. Our manufacturing facilities feature the latest equipment and technology. Thus, unlike other suppliers, we can easily manufacture in excess of 15,000 square metres of tarps each day. Moreover, we offer a diverse range of products such as dam liners, trucking tarps, hay & cotton covers, military shelter covers, poultry & piggery products etc. Not surprisingly, these capabilities make us the supplier of choice to all kinds of Australian businesses as well as commercial entities overseas.
If you need tarps to meet your temporary warehousing needs, simply shop at Polytex. As a reputed supplier of quality tarps, we can design, manufacture and deliver the products you need with minimal fuss. Our ability to respond quickly to your requirements gives us a distinctive edge over other tarp manufacturing companies. When you shop with us, you can expect to receive tarps that are long-lasting, economical and versatile enough to meet your current and future needs. The next time you need poultry curtains or hay covers, think of us. Click here to request a quote.
Keeping your warehouse clean is a must. However, this can be a challenge especially given the conditions that many warehouses face. For instance, large open windows and doors pave the way for entry of dust and dirt which can accumulate rather easily if left unattended even for just a while. In a vehicle warehouse where they also do auto body servicing for example, there is a huge risk of contamination since paint and oils are used on an almost daily basis. Suffice to say that whatever industry or sector you may be, the problem of dirt and contaminants is a reality that your warehouse will need to deal with.
Warehouse curtains are excellent ways of limiting the entry of pollutants and contaminants into your warehouse. In fact, the same principle applies when it comes to using tarps as poultry curtains or pig shelters, with the tarps serving to protect the whole poultry yard from the entry of pollutants and contaminants. Acting as a shield, they provide a barrier that keeps dust from not only accumulating on the floors and walls but also prevents them from getting into your machineries and equipment which can have a negative impact on their function and performance. Needless to say, this can in turn a negative effect on your bottom line and may even cause you to incur unnecessary expenses due to premature repairs.
Even warehouses will need to maintain certain temperature levels for a variety of reasons. For one, they need to do so in order to protect their products, such as in the case of food storage warehouses. Controlling temperature also helps to keep the people working in the warehouse comfortable, which should help improve their performance and productivity. Temperature fluctuations are also a common problem especially during those hot or cold months.
Instead of having expensive temperature control systems installed, you can opt for warehouse curtains or factory dividers, especially if the temperature fluctuations in your warehouse only varies by a few degrees every now and then. They are very cost-effective solutions for minor temperature control needs, and can help save your business thousands of dollars from heating or cooling systems.
There will be certain times when the composting pile or windrows do not need to be covered. This applies to cases where the moisture lost in compost pile needs to be replaced, and often times the replacement will come from the rain. There are certain benefits of this, like the reduced labour necessary to maintain the desired moisture content of the compost pile and at the same time prolonging the service life of the composting cover because of the reduced exposure to the elements which can harm its durability. Actually, all types of tarps like hay tarps and others will have durability issues if left exposed to the elements for a long time.
In addition, it should be remembered that although composting covers are excellent for preventing moisture loss, some moisture will still be able to escape in the form of water vapour. As such, the covered compost pile or windrow should have sufficient water initially. The initial water content should be monitored regularly and be replenished when needed, especially during the active composting stages.
Some composting covers also have a smooth side and a rough one like some tarps used a poultry curtains. In many cases, it is recommended that the smooth side should be placed facing down or in contact with the compost pile. By doing so, it helps to prevent the compost particles like wood fibers and others from sticking to the compost cover. The rougher or more fibrous side of the compost covers has a sort of like Velcro effect which attracts compost particles and cause them to stick.
At Polytex Tarpaulins, we understand the needs of diverse types of consumers across the country. We know that people in the industrial or manufacturing sector will require strong and durable tarps for keeping their machinery and equipment safe. We also know that some business owners would require tarps that can serve as effective factory dividers or curtains. This is useful when you want to create partitions in a large space.
Similarly, in the agricultural sector, we know that farmers will need weatherproof and sturdy tarps. Some farmers will use these tarps as cattle shade structures or poultry curtains. Others will want these tarps to protect their grain and hay. To meet the diverse requirements of all these consumer profiles, Polytex Tarpaulins specialises in producing versatile, tough and long-lasting tarps. This enables you to use the tarps you obtain from us in a diverse range of ways.
As mentioned earlier, not all farmers have the wherewithal to construct permanent onsite storage facilities. Having these facilities onsite can be undoubtedly beneficial. But, permanent onsite storage facilities have certain drawbacks as well. Investing in permanent facilities such as hay sheds will require loads of money. More importantly, it might take several years for you to realise those savings.
Similarly, many farmers rotate the crops they grow in their fields. As such, what might be a convenient location for your permanent facility at present might be an impediment in the years to come. As land use changes, you might require storage facilities at different spots in your fields. Clearly, you will not be able to keep constructing multiple storage facilities all over your field. Some farmers find themselves dealing with short harvest windows. In such a scenario, purchasing permanent storage facilities can be quite challenging. For these reasons, farmers often look at using bunker tarps for securing their grain.
Tarps typically come into use in cattle shade structures and poultry curtains. But, they are useful for covering vehicles and, in trucks, the cargo too. Securing a tarp around the cargo is quite easy in a pickup truck. But, securing the tarp around the load in dump and flatbed trucks can be a trickier proposition. While plying on the roads, loosely fitted tarps could experience wind whip. This phenomenon refers to the ballooning of the tarp because of the air pressure. Invariably, wind whip will result in tearing the tarp, which could lead to the loss of cargo.
Polytex is a major supplier of tarps for use as pig shelters and other shelter covers. But, we specialise in manufacturing custom made trucking and machinery covers too. From trucking rollovers to covers for equipment and machinery, we manufacture it all. In fact, we specialise in producing bulk runs of specific types of tarps. We use cutting edge computerised equipment for drawing, nesting, plotting and cutting tarps. This enables us to provide tarps of accurate dimensions without compromising on their quality.
In addition, we use unique welding machinery as well. This helps us to produce tarps with completely welded seams, reinforcement wear strips, welded sleeves and welded rope edges. Not surprisingly, our completely welded PVC tarps and protection products have won us renown throughout the country. Whether you’re looking for hay or bunker tarps, you will hardly be able to find tarps that can measure up to our exacting standards from other suppliers.
One of the reasons why many companies with trucks prefer the use of truck tarps is because it can be customised, not only to fit their trucks, but also that it may serve as a marketing and promotion medium. This does not just apply to truck tarps, but to any other types of tarps like those used as cattle shade structures and others. As with any other kind of tarpaulin, truck owners and companies can have their business names and logos printed on the truck tarp. Aside from those things, businesses can also have a variety of graphics and other visual elements printed on the tarp to further improve their marketing campaigns. For instance, they can advertise whatever cargo is being transported during that time. Along this line, if the company decides to change their marketing strategy, they simply need to have a tarp printed with the new marketing material. For cargo companies, this is an excellent method to advertise their company name and telephone number or website in order to gain more patrons.
What you need to remember though is that if you decide to go along this route, you’re going to need the help of a professional graphic artist and printer so your design comes off professionally and attractively.
When it comes to maintenance, truck tarps are much easier to maintain when compared to standard metal containers. This is actually true many other types of tarpaulins like those used for poultry curtains and others, where a simple rag and some water is enough to get rid of dirt and debris. In the case of metal containers, truck owners and drivers need to worry about lubricating the joints and slides to ensure that they function properly every time. Such maintenance processes must be done regularly, otherwise the container system will start to malfunction and fail. When truck tarps do get damaged, the replacement is not only easy but also more cost-effective.
At Polytex Tarpaulins, the quality of our products has contributed immeasurably to our reputation. Our products offer immense versatility. You could use our tarps as poultry curtains. Or, you could use them as truck tarps to keep your cargo and goods safe. But, in some cases, you will require tarps tailored to suit your measurements and requirements. This is where it makes perfect sense to shop with us.
Not only do we have an extensive experience in manufacturing tarps of all kinds of materials and sizes. We specialise in fabricating long, large covers and bulk production runs too. It is worth highlighting that we can manufacture over 15,000 square metres of tarps per day. In addition, we have immense experience in producing tarps suitable for use as cattle shade structures or dam liners. Above all, we can give you the guidance you seek when manufacturing custom tarps. Thus, you can rest assured about getting the best value for your money each time you place your order with us.
Readymade tarps are undoubtedly easy to find. Purchasing them can be even simpler. Depending on your requirements, you could use these tarps as shelter covers for various mining, military, agricultural or industrial purposes. But, you might not always have a situation where a one-size-fits-all approach will work. In such situations, you will need to shop for custom tarps. Custom tarps typically offer higher levels of customisation, tailored to suit your needs perfectly. In addition, they will offer better coverage than readymade tarps as well
Commercial factories and warehouses abound throughout Australia. In many cases, these facilities carry out their operations on expansive tracts of land. This is essential because these establishments typically carry out a diverse range of activities. For instance, factories will have people engaged in fieldwork or working in cattle shade structures. They will have people in desk-based jobs as well. Both sets of workers will require different environments. For this, they will naturally work in different buildings. In case certain departments require secluded workspaces, the business owners will partition areas with the help of tarpaulins.
However, in some cases, factory and industry owners will have large plants or warehouses on their properties. Not all of them will be making optimal use of the space available. As such, it is more than likely that large sections or areas in these facilities will lie vacant. As and when required, the factory owners will be able to use these vacant spaces. But, in some cases, they might require creating physical barriers in these vacant spaces. For this, they will not even think of creating permanent structures. Instead, they will prefer relying on polyethylene tarpaulins (or polytarps) for using as poultry curtains or curtain dividers.
For several years, Polytex Tarpaulins has been the supplier of choice when it comes to tarpaulins. Our tarpaulins come into use in a myriad of ways. This is why people in the industrial, mining and agricultural sectors rely on our products at all times. Some farmers utilise our tarps as livestock shade structures for keeping their animals safe. Others keep their agricultural produce safe by using them as bunker tarps. This attests to the versatility of our diverse range of products.
Live load, or those brief temporary loads that is caused by someone or something atop the cattle shade structures and thus putting weight and stress on it. In a solid roofed structure, these live loads are often caused by humans standing on top of the roof probably fixing something. In the case of shade fabric structures, these live loads may be caused by water that has pooled onto the centre of the shade fabric after a light rain or falling branches from nearby trees. In the case of water log, shade cloths are often design with mesh and holes to allow the water to disperse and thus avoid pooling. However, it sometimes happens that these holes become clogged and thereby prevents the water from falling off.
There may be other things that can cause undue stress on your cattle shade structures and the shade fabric that you used, but the three kinds of load mentioned above are the most common issues that owners of cattle shade structures usually encounter. However, as can be gleaned from the above paragraphs, these issues can be remedied using the proper materials and correct installation. This is why while building your cattle shade structures (or any other livestock shade structure like pig shelters and others), you may want to consult an engineer or a professional builder to help you out. Doing so may cause you to spend more money than what you originally intended to spend, but the investment will definitely be worth it.
If you are looking for quality tarps and shades for you cattle shade structures, poultry curtains, or shade cloths and fabrics for your hay tarps or bunker tarps, please feel free to get in touch with us at 1300 059 003 or leave a message in our contact page for all your enquiries. We have a wide range of high quality tarps and products that make for excellent factory dividers, grain bunker tarps, and other uses.