Livestock Buildings



Morton knows the function of your building and the health of your animals are vital, which is why we’re committed to creating a durable, versatile livestock building to meet your needs. And the features we offer can further add to the comfort and functionality you want. We know your business can’t stop to oversee new construction and that’s why we provide personalized service to fit your needs.

Whether adding onto an existing facility or starting new, you want your building to work as efficiently and effectively as you do. From loafing sheds, feeding facilities, monoslope, and calving barns, to shelter and storage buildings, your sales consultant can help you choose the layout that is right for you and your business.

Steel livestock buildings designed and constructed by Morton are quick to build, virtually maintenance free, and able to withstand all sorts of elements. That’s because we use the industry’s toughest steel, highest-quality lumber and best paint available. And we guarantee it with the industry’s strongest, non-prorated, non-pass-through warranty.

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Custom Livestock Buildings to Help Your Business Grow

Your Morton cattle barn can be customized to complement any other structure on your property. The needs of your facility are important in choosing the type of building you want. Morton offers everything from freestall barns, loafing sheds, and feeding facilities to pasture shelters, office space and sale barns.

As an economical alternative to traditional Morton confinement buildings, Morton also offers the monoslope building. Monoslope buildings are a cost-effective way to house large herds safely and efficiently.

Morton’s monoslope buildings are constructed using specially designed trusses and purlins. The north side of the building utilizes curtain walls for optimal ventilation. This side allows tractors and equipment to move through the building. The south side of the building is open and allows for sunlight, even in the winter, to keep the cattle comfortable. The open side is where the pens are located and where the herd feeds. The sloped roof prevents water from running down onto the open side of the metal livestock barn, which can damage feed and drench cattle.

The monoslope building features concrete flooring and concrete on the lower four feet of wall to protect the building from damage. Steel gates are used to separate pens. To prevent condensation build-up, Morton’s Dry-Panel is used on the inside of the roof.

Ventilation is a key factor in any livestock building. For the comfort of you and your animals, Morton offers several natural and power ventilation options as well as insulation choices:

  • Ventilated curtains allow walls to be open for maximum comfort. Curtains can be closed in inclement weather to protect buildings and livestock. Sidewall curtains allow for natural ventilation to keep your animals healthy and your building comfortable.
  • Open sidewall overhangs supply incoming air to the continuously vented ridge. This natural airflow carries heat and moisture out the vented ridge, providing a drier environment.
  • Vent doors can be used when minimum ventilation and climate control is desired. Vent doors are available in 2’6” or 4’ high.
  • Ventilated ridges help to control the climate in your building with open ridge, raised ridge and 4’ & 10’ ridgelators.
  • Fan powered cupolas draw up stale air from the building’s interior and out through the vented sides.

Benefits of a Steel Livestock Building

Housing animals can be tough on a building. From daily wear and tear to the pollutants present in a cattle barn that can deteriorate materials, it is important to construct a building that can withstand the daily demands put on it.

To keep your facility operating efficiently and more comfortably, Morton offers a variety of interior options that will not only keep your livestock safe, but will also protect your building:

  • Morton Buildings Hi-Rib™ acoustical steel helps to reduce machinery noise inside your building. Placed in a band around the ceiling, acoustical steel is a great solution to a noisy interior.
  • Wall liners provide an easy-to-clean, long-lasting interior finish. Several liner choices are available including fiberglass plastic (FRP), ceramic tile, glazed block, non-toxic epoxy paints and hi-plank plastic.
  • Tongue and groove splashboard is installed on the interior to prolong the life of the building and protect your animals.
  • Column protectors can prevent excess wear on your building. Column protectors are made of heavy, angle iron and used on exposed columns.

While the function of your building and the health of your animals is vital, you may also consider the appearance of your new building. Morton offers many exterior features including low-maintenance Hi-Rib™ steel in a variety of FLUOROFLEX® colors as well as other finishes like brick and stone. You can also add overhangs, porches or cupolas to complete the appearance of your building.

From the smallest fastener to the trusses overhead, Morton leaves absolutely no detail to chance. If we’re going to put our name on it, we’re going to make sure it’s done right. That’s why we employ the people who manufacture the building materials, deliver them to your site and construct your building.

Warranties are handled directly by Morton. And, since the strength of a warranty is only as good as the strength of the company, you can have confidence that our century-old company will be here to stand behind your Morton building.

Working with Morton

When you build a metal livestock barn with Morton, you build something that lasts. A Morton stands the test of time – we've been at this for more than 110 years after all. Morton Buildings is also a 100% employee-owned company. Employee ownership means that we are all committed to being the industry leader with a focus on innovation, service, and quality, but most importantly, making sure each customer is completely satisfied with their decision to build Morton.

Your Morton sales consultant represents you. Your sales consultant works for Morton until you make a down payment. Then he or she works for you. Your sales consultant will meet with you to discuss your ideas and budget for your livestock building. Working with you, a building layout will be generated based on your specifications. As part of the larger Morton network, he or she will guide you through the entire process to:

• Arrange pre-build details, like concept development, building plans and quotes, site plan, permits and zoning details, budgeting and financing

• Oversee the building process, communicating with you throughout

• Check on your satisfaction after completion

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