Farmer puts future on display

Farmer puts future on display

DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR

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What may be the future of the cattle industry was on display Aug. 8 near Camp Point. Jacob Schmidt keeps cattle in a hoop barn designed for calving, backgrounding and finishing – a system providing benefits for the cattle, the farmer and the environment. “I really think the future of the cattle industry is moving to these buildings,” Schmidt said. “We are seeing better efficiency in the cow herd in the hoop barn. The cows are very gentle and comfortable and don’t burn energy to find food and water.”

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