We offer an excellent solution to sheep housing, from large sheep polytunnels to more modest structures for smallholders. From lambing to fattening we can supply the necessary structures to create cost effective and labour saving sheep housing.
Polytunnels for sheep also known as polypens have been used by sheep farmers over many years to improve animal welfare and help increase profitability.
Our tunnels offer a stable protective environment to house your flock in comfort. They offer a light, well ventilated space ideal for lambing. They can be used all year round for housing.
Flock management becomes easier with increased comfort for both sheep and shepherd. Good housing can increase survival rate of lambs and increase flock performance.
Polytunnel structures are versatile and can be built on hillsides so long as the fall line is lengthways along the structure.
Usually poly tunnels for sheep are laid out with a 1m central feed passage and the size of structure required is calculated by the number of ewes based on 1.5 m2 per ewe and twins.
The gable end frames are large enough to allow a cabbed tractor to work inside for feeding and cleaning out.
Polytunnels are normally clad in white polythene, which offers the most comfortable environment. If environmental/planning issues are important, green polythene can be supplied to blend with the countryside.
Sheep polytunnels have plastic extruded netting with a 3 ton breaking strain around the base of the structure and up to 2m across the gable end frames.
- Hoop framework- 60mm steel tubing
- Gable end frames
- Anti hotspot tape
- Polythene roof cover 180 microns
- 1m high extruded netting on sides
- Galvanised steel gutters
Full construction instructions are supplied with our tunnels.
We also offer a full construction service by our experienced team.
UK Manufactured Polytunnels
AG Polytunnels is a family run business that has been designing and manufacturing agricultural and horticultural buildings for many years from their UK site in the Forest of Dean. We supply UK manufactured polytunnels to farms, domestic growers, large garden centres and commercial users throughout the World.
We use a local galvanising company or plating company to give a rust resistant finish to the various fixings.
We also run a small farm rearing a few calves and keeping a flock of sheep all of whom enjoy the benefits of our calf and sheep polytunnels over winter . If you wish to see our polytunnels in use this can be arranged.
If you would like any more information or a free no obligation quote, please feel free to contact us through our website or call us on 01594 546 935.