Fair or Show Pens
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, etc. Also county fairs, high schools and universities in various states across the nation.
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.
Vertical and horizontal panels typically come in two heights for fairs:
39 inches tall to the top of the panel.
48 inches tall at the top of the panel.
Taller sizes available for the vertical and horizontal bars.
Wire panels come in 38″ and 50″ heights, or even 5′ and 6′.
36″, 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ and 10′
Bowgates and back panels:
These can range in size from 36″ to 4′, 5′, 6′ etc. wide. Some fairs purchase 4′ bowgates instead of a 5′ bowgate and then if they would like a larger pen … they add the length to the side. Benefits for this include being able to fit more 4’ pens than 5’ pens in a show barn. For example, down the length of a 100’ barn, 25 of the 4’ wide show pens can fit versus just 20 of the 5’ wide show pens.
These can be built in many different lengths, more typically 5′, 6′, 7′ and 8′.
These pens come standard with zinc plated spring latches.
* Horizontal Slider/Spring Latch
*Other latches available
Please visit our brochure at the link on the top of this page to view more information and pictures of our fair pens.