Permanent Wind Shelters
To Shelter Livestock
Here are some examples of wind protection shelters that we know of, along
with their locations. Below, this large V-shaped shelter is west of Laramie,
and the semicircular shelter is 30 km north of Medicine Bow, WY. The
semicircle is 197 ft (60 km) in diameter, and the fence is 14 ft (4.3 m)
high (Jairell and Tabler 1985). Wind is from the right side of each
The 12-ft-high, V-shaped shelter shown below is north of Hanna, on the Miracle
Mile Ranch (Ed and Juanita Richner, Hanna, WY 82327).
The semicircular shelter below is one of several built recently on the Buffalo
Creek Ranch (Jack and Gini Chase, Leiter WY 82837).
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