One of the most utilized buildings on a farm or ranch is the Loafing Shed. In the past loafing sheds were made of wood. Also known as a stable, loafing sheds have been serving the cultivator for a very long time. Better Metal Buildings offers state of the art steel loafing sheds with wooded kick walls available to protect livestock. Regular and a-frame style loafing sheds are available with many options.

30x12x8 Loafing shed

Loafing sheds from Better Metal Buildings have many options and features available. First, you have the option of having  mobile home anchors to secure the building to the ground. If installation is on cement, concrete anchor bolts will be used instead. Gabled ends make a great sun block and directional rain guard. The recommended vertical roof on the a-frame style loafing sheds is a stronger roof that better allows rain and debris to run off the roof to the rear of the building.

Horse stalls, horse sheds, hay sheds, and calving and fawning stables have all been made from a basic loafing shed.  BMB can build them all. Wether one need a loafing shed to birth some calves in a field, or a dry place for their kids to stand while waiting for the bus, this reliable metal shed will get the job done.


Kick walls – Our kick walls are screwed directly to the steel framing on the inside of a loafing shed. The wood on these kick walls is ¾” thick and 4’ tall.

Gabled End – The gabled end of a loafing shed is different from that of a carport gabled end. On a loafing shed, the gable extends for the stretch of the opening of the loafing shed and is approximately 3’ wide.

Center Pole(s) – The largest an opening to a loafing shed can be is 15’ wide. Once the width exceeds that, additional legs must be set to support the weight of the roof.

Anchoring – A loafing shed is built like a sail, so additional anchoring in the form of mobile home anchors or equal is recommended for every loafing shed. If a customer does not want the extra anchoring they must sign a waiver indicating that they understand the risks. Customers can of coarse purchase additional anchoring such as cement ground anchors or optional ground concrete supports.

Tack Room – Any loafing shed can be equipped with a tack or saddle room on either side. The tack room can have walk in doors, roll up doors, and windows to make for a convenient work space.



 American Steel Carports Loafing Shed Flyer

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