Bigger cattle require better facility design
Today’s cattle are bred bigger than they were a few decades ago, and that means their living spaces need to be built to handle the bulk. Big cattle need plenty of room. The exact amount of recommended space per animal varies by the type of feed yard. Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineer, gave a rundown of stocking density guidelines at a cattle stewardship seminar at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Spirit Lake last month.