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Pens for fairs, shows or rugged ranch use,
Information: Some fairs and organizations that have selected these pens are the State Fair of Texas, Texas A&M University, State Fair of Louisiana, IBGA, ABGA (Boer Goat Associations) used these pens at the Nationals various years. Also county fairs in many states across the nation.


Information listed below are of show pens, panels and gates made from galvanized steel.  We have other options also such as they can be manufactured from raw steel and hot dip galvanized or powder coated.  Show pens can be manufactured in 18 gauge, 16 gauge or even 14 gauge.  We offer a variety of custom options and sizes not listed.  If you don't see the option you are looking for listed, call or e-mail us for a quote. 


Vertical bars:
great for keeping the livestock from standing on pens, and for keeping them from climbing on pens.  A heavy duty horizontal bar can also be added to hang feeders on. These would be the choice for pigs as well to help prevent them from lifting up on the panels. 16 gauge and 14 gauge strengths are available ... we don't recommend anything lighter than 16 gauge for hogs.

Horizontal bars: are also an attractive option making them popular for fairs.  They are great from a feeding standpoint as the hookover feeders can be hung on the bars.  This style of pen was made for the ABGA Nationals. 

Wire Panels with 4"X4" wire openings or panels with 2"x4" wire openings: These have been popular for sheep and goats.  These also are great for hanging feeders on and the 2"X4" wire openings are more difficult for the livestock to climb on as well as the children. The 2"X4" wire panels are a heavier panel though and aren't as common for fairs as some feel that added strength isn't as necessary for fair use. Mixing panel styles - some fairs use a vertical front and the wire panel sides and backs.

Bowgates can be built with the double header bars overhead for hanging signs on. Heavy duty bars (horizontal bar)/Feeder bars placed about 19" up for hanging hook over feeders on or to add extra strength in a spot where the big does can be sometimes found butting panels. Wall mounts can also be used to adjoin panels to walls instead of purchasing backs depending on locations of walls. These currently cost $3.30 a wall pocket. This can be a cost savings over purchasing a back or side panel. Panel Anchors are added for those that would like to anchor their panels to the floor. They are a flat plate attachment with holes for bolting panels down to the floor. They can be placed in the middle of a panel or out to the sides. Current cost for these are at $6.00 per pair. Kick Plates can also be added to keep bedding in. Those are metal plates added to the bottom of pens and come in 6" height increments.  Another cost savings is to back pens up to each other and side to side to share sides and backs. Call if needing layout help or for overall price quote... .937-631-3649 or 254-773-0732

Vertical Bar Pens

Standard sizes:
These come standard in 39" height as well as 48" height. Standard lengths are 3', 4', 5', 6', 7', 8', 9', 10', 12' on up to 16' feet. They can be manufactured in custom heights and lengths as well.

Standard guage:
14 gauge and 16 gauge are standard for these but they can be made in heavier gauges like 12 gauge or lighter such as 18 gauge. 

Standard finish:
These come standard pre-galvanized in finish, but they can be powdercoated in a variety of colors as well as hot dip galvanized.

Standard latches:
There are a variety of latches to choose from, the vertical latch, horizontal slider latch, spring loaded latch (recommended for hogs), chain latch and a slam latch.     
Spring Loaded Latch
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Horizontal Slider Latch
(update, this latch no longer has a blue handle)
Vertical Latch
Chain Latch
Slam Latch