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Keeping farm animals and livestock warm in the winter and cool in the summer is of vital importance. Ag Barrier® Radiant Barrier products’ flexibility and ease of installation makes it the farmer’s problem solver.

The Black-Globe Effect

A natural phenomenon called the “black-globe effect” has a pronounced stress factor relating to the cost efficiency of weight gain in meat producing animals and birds. In temperatures exceeding 78° F, outdoors or indoors, animals absorb a tremendous increase in radiant energy from the sun. Although the animal may be confined to a building, the “black-globe effect” on the animal is the same as if it were actually 10 to 20° F higher than air temperature. 

Studies show that with the elimination of the “black-globe effect” through the use of reflective metalized film insulation, many improvements are immediately apparent: 

  • In the dairy industry, an increase of as much as 10% in milk production has been observed. 
  • A conception rate improvement of nearly 24% has also been noted. 
  • Broiler house feed conversions went from averages of 2.3 to 2.8 pounds of feed per pound of bird to a much improved 1.99 feed conversion.

Many growers are finding that their animals grow faster and more efficiently after installing TempShield®. Death losses from heat are greatly reduced. In winter, indoor heat is reflected back into the living space to produce greater comfort and energy savings.

Please contact us to describe your specific application in detail so we can calculate an R-value and make recommendations for you.

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