For many, living in the country and creating a farm is a life they have dreamed about growing up. When that dream comes true, they have modest home built or have a mobile home placed on the land and then put up fencing. They realize quickly one thing they need is a barn for the livestock and their farm equipment.
The days of having all the family and neighbors help with a barn raising are gone for the most part, so the use of post frame buildings and pole barns are a big part of farm life today. There is often more than one on any given farm with one for horses, one for other animals and yet another for the equipment and tools used on the property such as tractors. They are even used for the daily car and trucks parking to protect them from the elements.
These type o buildings may be built in wood, but the metal choices are more commonly found. They are assembled on-site and usually within one day.