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Championing animal welfare with first-class solutions

Your Guard Against the Elements


Championing animal welfare with first-class solutions

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Animal Health & Welfare


Livestock are vulnerable to poor housing environments. Housed above their Higher Critical Temperature (HCT) livestock are vulnerable to pneumonia and conditions emanating from moist and dirty bedding such as mastitis in dairy cows or tail biting in pigs. Housed below their Lower Critical Temperature (LCT) livestock can immediately become susceptible to collapsing feed conversion as they urgently use nutrients to keep warm rather than grow or produce milk. Our access and ventilation solutions are designed to optimise animal welfare and maintain healthy livestock year-round. We work with farmers to create good agricultural practices while prioritising animal welfare.

Improving animal welfare

Farm Assurance standards state that the health and welfare of livestock must be met at all times. The Galebreaker range of weather protection, ventilation and access products are developed with this in mind, offering efficient and long-term solutions to the care and wellbeing of your animals.


Minimising the risk of disease

Livestock that are kept in inadequate conditions are susceptible to many diseases, the most common being pneumonia. Minimising the discomfort of animals and the likelihood of illness is at the forefront of our thinking as market-leaders, and our product development is informed by the latest in scientific research towards disease prevention in farming.

The importance of ventilation for livestock buildings


Housing conditions can have a significant impact on livestock welfare, growth rates, feed intake and disease. Managing ventilation with effective inlet and outlet positioning and uniform air flow through the building will manage temperatures and humidity, reduce concentrations of Ammonia (NH3), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), remove odour and the build up of pathogens.