ABC Sheds Blog

Drought assistance available in Australia

 
Years of drought and hardly any rain have had a significant impact on Australian farmers. This struggle has not gone unnoticed however and on the 1st of July 2020 the New South Wales Government announced that they had increased their interest-free seven-year loan to $100,000. This is a massive increase from $50,000 and with no repayments for two years, we’re sure it will be a big help to many farmers that have been doing it tough.

What's the best way to store hay?

Hay bales are a common sight on many farms across Australia and can be a good source of food for animals, should there not be enough pasture to graze. This can be a common issue across warmer parts of the country that are prone to hot weather and lower rainfall.

As a resource that’s paramount to many farmers being able to feed their stock all-year-round, it’s important that hay bales are adequately protected so that they last. There are a couple of common options for storing hay securely, two of these are to either store hay under a tarp, or to store it inside a shed.

How much does it cost to build a farm shed?

Just like any new shed or piece of infrastructure, the cost to build a farm shed can be a big investment. There’s a lot to consider when building a new farm shed such as what you will be using the shed for specifically, and if you need to factor in things like extra storage space for machinery. The cost of a quality farm shed can quickly add up so it’s important to know what you’re paying for, and what you could potentially look to spend when planning the build of a farm shed.

We’ve outlined the average cost of a farm shed as well as some essential considerations to give you an idea of what you will end up spending.

Our favourite projects of 2019

Over the past year we’ve had the pleasure of working on some amazing shed projects across Australia and we thought we’d share a few of them with you. If you’re looking for ideas for your current or future shed then we’ve got you covered!

We asked a few members of the ABC Sheds team to provide their favourite projects so you can get some inspiration. From 5-stand shearing sheds to roof-only hay sheds, there were a bunch of sheds that really stood out to the team. Find out about our favourite 2019 shed projects below!

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