The Science Behind a Monoslope

By facing the building’s high opening to the south, preferably on a topographic rise, you’ll have a barn that reduces the impact of weather on the cattle feeding process, while increasing comfort, health and performance.


 In the summer, when the sun is high in the sky, the roof and large overhang protect the herd from the hot summer sun. The prevailing south wind is compressed as it moves through the building, cooling the cattle while creating unmatched ventilation.

Summer Monoslope


In the winter, when the sun is lower, sunlight penetrates to the north wall and the cattle bask in the warming rays. When cold winds blow, the lower northern exposure reduces airflow through the building, creating a more comfortable, ventilated environment, while making it easier for cattle to maintain weight.

Winter Monoslope


More Comfortable Environment

Summit monoslope beef barns provide excellent ventilation and year-round cattle comfort. In winter, cattle bask in the warmth of the sun. In summer, they’re cooled by southerly breezes and protected from the hot sun.


Improved Cattle Performance

Providing a more comfortable, predictable environment for your cattle means less stress and immunity issues, which creates a better feed efficiency and rate of gain for increased profit potential. In fact, our customers consistently report a 15% to 25% increase in feed efficiencies over cattle raised outdoors.



One of the biggest questions you’ll face when bringing your cattle under roof is: how big should my beef barn be? If you have plans for growth and legacy, then finding a cattle confinement building that offers expandability or multi-use functionality – as well as affordability – is vital.

The Summit 499-Head and 299-Head Beef Barns provide floor plan layouts to meet your current and growing feedlot objectives.

499-Head Barn


Greater Efficiencies

Bringing your beef cattle inside a monoslope building adds a new level of convenience, accessibility and profitability. You can better monitor feeding patterns, which helps reduce waste. You’ll catch health issues earlier to better manage animal care. By designing your building for more efficient workflows, you can improve your employees’ performance, as well.



Optimized Fertilizer Value

Monoslope buildings allow large-scale producers to not only manage cattle waste, but also protect its nutrient value from rain, wind and sunlight. In fact, research shows that the nutrient value of manure from an open lot is about $35 per head per year, while nutrient value of manure stored under roof in a slat-over-pit cattle building is about $75 per head per year depending on fertilizer prices.


Building a Legacy

This isn’t just about your herd. Or the EPA. Or your ROI. It’s about tomorrow, your sons and daughters, their sons and daughters. It’s about building a structure, a business and a future. We get it. And our buildings reflect it.

The benefits of bringing cattle indoors; animal comfort and productivity, nutritional value of manure, and environmental and economic sustainability.

Rich Hines

We Have a Building Solution for You

We provide high quality, proven options so you can choose what’s best for your business and overall investment.