Beast from the East – Part II


Now is the time to prepare your buildings for bad weather. 

It was only in 2018 that we experienced the first ‘Beast From the East’ and there are reports suggesting that 2021 could see the same weather fronts hit the UK over the next few weeks. 

This can make managing livestock tricky but a relatively small investment in housing can make a big difference.  ARK Agriculture and their range of Secure Econoblinds and Windbreak systems are here to help you prepare your buildings for the worst. 

What are the Secure Windbreaks and Econoblinds?

The Secure Windbreak is an easy to install, fixed system using our extremely durable Secure cover netting that stretches, using ratchet straps, over open shed sides. 

The Secure Econoblind uses the same principle but with the addition of a manually operated rail system that raises and lowers the Windbreaks with a simple cord. 

Both are available in a range of sizes to match conventional shed designs right up to 14m wide for the Windbreaks and 6.3m for the Econoblinds 

Animal health and welfare 

Open sided sheds are bad news for protecting animals from harsh weather in the winter. A solid wall is not an option either as this eliminates air movement, which is needed to avoid issues like pneumonia. 

That is why ARK’s Secure Windbreaks are the perfect solution. Fresh air still flows into the sheds while wind rain and snow are kept out. Animal health is improved, and you see better returns. 

Easy to install 

Other windbreak options need to be manufactured to size and then professionally fitted, this adds cost and complexity. This is not necessary with the Secure Windbreak and Econoblind system which can be cut and fitted (with plenty of accommodation for measurement errors) using simple tools. 

Reliable long-term solution

The Secure Cover netting design used in the Secure Windbreaks and Econoblinds is unique as it does not fray when cut or punctured, it is already very well known for its hardiness on silage clamps, the same properties that make it so excellent for use in the windbreaks. We offer a 10-year UV stability guarantee on the Windbreaks for this very reason! 


Both Windbreaks and Econoblinds can be delivered to you in 2-3 working days or for a small fee the next working day. 

If you are not sure what size, you need give us a call or email using the below details. Pictures and diagrams are also very helpful so why not draw out your dimensions, take a photo and email it over?

Or call us on 01206 585090.

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