Lights for calving shed/weaning shed

Help Support CattleToday:

Till-Hill

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
1,049
Reaction score
15
Location
Waterville, Iowa
Built a 38 wide x 20 deep mono-slope open front shed facing the south. Something like 11' 6'' tall in front 7' 6'' in the back, what would you put in there for lights?

Will also probably double as show calves, sale bull facility for now. I do 90% of my stuff in the dark......if I have the light!

Also want a flood light out front to light up hopefully a 20' x 40' pen or more and about the same on the side for the load out area.....
 

wbvs58

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 20, 2011
Messages
5,883
Reaction score
1,021
Location
S.E. Queensland, Australia
Do you have mains power to the shed? There are a lot of good battery powered options these days. I just bought a LED worklight that clips onto my litium iron batteries for my rechargeable power tool system, gives good light and goes forever on a single charge. I bought it for the upcoming calving season, hope I don't have to use it.

Ken
 
OP
T

Till-Hill

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
1,049
Reaction score
15
Location
Waterville, Iowa
I have 100 amp service being pulled to run 2 150 watt deicer for Waters, the rest power will be for cattle blowers, fans, lights, etc.
 

True Grit Farms

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2016
Messages
9,453
Reaction score
4
Location
Middle Georgia
Amazon is full of good LED lights. I bought a 60w LED street light for my deer feeder in the back yard and it's twice as bright as my old 150w style street light..
 

NonTypicalCPA

Well-known member
Joined
May 24, 2016
Messages
559
Reaction score
14
Location
SW Michigan
Make sure whatever you buy to put them high. My two fans in my loafing shed turned into boxing bags for my stupid bull over the winter. He won that fight!
 
Top