Factors to consider for confinement facilities

Factors to consider for confinement facilities

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

For the past thirty years, Beth Doran, an Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist has worked with producers to plan and procure hoop barn and monoslope facilities. She shares that producers cite several reasons for investing in a confinement barn. These include controlling manure runoff – and protecting water resources; improving animal comfort, improving animal performance, reducing animal sickness; and capturing more value from manure.

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