Cattle eating in feeders made with Ternium’s C Section Steel Profiles (Girts).
A Ternium product help to make better cattle feeders in Guatemala. Learn more about this blacksmithing solution made with Ternium Perfil C Profiles.
Who would think that the cattle industry, together with Ternium's steel girts, would join to optimize processes of great importance, such as cattle feeding?
It all started the day a cattle rancher at the Distribution Center of Peten, Guatemala, came up with an idea to solve the problems with his cattle feeders. It turns out that those made of wood deteriorate quickly, maintenance is annoying, and cleaning is more difficult to perform; while those made of concrete are also difficult to move from one place to another.
The plan consisted of connecting six Ternium girts in the form of a canoe. It has been a success since it was put into operation on his farm, as it facilitates its cleaning and portability, resists the intense load it receives from both animals and equipment and is durable and resistant to corrosion, which avoids the release of toxic particles.
Ternium’s C Section Steel Profiles, also known as “girts” in the Guatemalan market, are manufactured from hot-rolled or galvanized steel, which guarantees a high degree of durability and resistance to weathering. In addition, it offers flexibility and speed to build the structures used in the livestock industry.
Due to the material’s quality and shape, the cattle rancher found in this product the solution to the problems with the feeders, elements that are essential for the cattle’s good nutrition, mainly in relation to hygiene, since they refuse to eat when there are still previous food residues in the canoes.
This contribution is important, considering that the livestock industry provides milk and meat, which are essential for a balanced diet. It also generates employment in rural areas and represents 14% of Guatemala’s Gross Domestic Product, where there are around 100,300 family livestock farms, while in Central America there are estimated to be more than 400,000.
In the following video, Mr. Otoniel Hernández shows us the amazing landscapes from his farm, but mainly the cattle feeders made with Ternium girts, which are included in his current growth plan.