The Summit Blog
Insight and updates into protein production building solutions.
Updates in Risk Management Tools for Livestock Producers
Keeping Thanksgiving Simple
Keeping Birds Comfortable is a Big Job
Cage Free Eggs: Not Just a US Thing
Egg Producers Take Note: FDA Seeking Input on Traceability
Summit Salutes Pork Producers in October, National Pork Month
Poor Grain Quality is Directly Linked To Bin Safety
October 9th is World Egg Day
Is AI in The Future of Egg Production?
African Swine Fever Moving Closer to The US
Poultry and Eggs Show Promise Among Climate
U.S. Layer Flock Continues to Grow
Even a Hog Can Use a Little Play Time
One More State to Require Cage-free Eggs
Consumer Demand for Eggs Grows Worldwide
Feed Additives Can Help Manage Spreading Risks of African Swine Fever
Lights Too Bright Give Birds a Fright?
Adopting Additional Safety Protocols to Keep Farm Families and Employees Safe
Keeping Sows Cool Has Long Term Benefits
Best Management Practices to Stave Off Nuisance Lawsuits
64,000 Chicks Lost in Fire – Do You Have a Fire Plan?
COVID 19 May Slow Down Industry’s Entry Into Cage Free Eggs
Best Insurance Renewal Strategies for Egg Producers
Hogs Are Getting Crowded As They Remain On The Farm Longer
Eggs Remain a Protein Source in High Demand
Protein Supply Hard to Get to Consumers
You're a Small Business Too
Protein Producers and COVID-19
COVID-19 and Protein Production
Easter And Eggs Go Together
Everybody is Cooking with Eggs
Keeping Farm Workers and Livestock Healthy
A Brand New World
7 Tips to Protect Your Farm, Livestock & Reputation
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet?
Broccoli for Broilers
Bugs for Birds
What Happens When You Take Away the Antibiotics?
Be Aware of Mycotoxin Levels in Feed
USMCA Brings Greater Stability to Dairy Industry
Still Talking About African Swine Fever
US Poultry Industry Boasts an Improved Safety Record
Ag Safety: A Lifelong Resolution to Keep
New Year. New Trade Opportunities.
Warmer Water, Warmer Livestock
Commitment to Cage-Free Eggs Is Continuing To Grow
Summit Designates Settje Agri-Services and Engineering, Inc. as Its Preferred Construction Company West of The Mississippi River
Responses to Cold Stress
Let's Talk Turkey
USDA Prioritizes Mental Health
Irish farmers visit Illinois beef farm
New Map Shows Where Your Food Travels
What is at the Core of Summit Livestock Facilities?
Labor Issues Challenge Poultry Industry
U.S. Hog Numbers Are Up 3 Percent
October is National Pork Month
Deadline for Ag Innovation Challenge application is October 14
You can buy a chicken house at Amazon: But would you?
Where Will Your Feet Take You This Fall?
Summit Precision Production Leads Swine Farm Labor Study
Beat the Heat
Are You Looking to Hire or Be Hired?
USDA introduces new tool for farm loans
Profitability Returns to Hog Market
NEW SWINE LABOR FORCE TOOL LINKS EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION
Imagine the Protein Production Facility This Will Require
Defend the Flock
African Swine Fever
Sprinkler systems in broiler houses help keep birds healthy
Is your state a top dairy producer?
Your Dairy Products: Raised Close to Home
Innovation in the Barn
June is Dairy Month
Planning Your Building: Start With the Right Resources
Fire Up The Grill
Census of Agriculture: It Takes a Big Percentage to Raise Livestock
Tech Repro Advantages
Black Baldy Cows Show Crossbred Advantages
Removing automatic clusters earlier brings positive results for producers and cows
Addressing the PEOPLE factor in swine production
Never underestimate the value of biosecurity
Making the switch to cage free egg production
Cage-free egg production behind pace necessary to meet 2025 goals
Reducing the Risk of Calf Scours
Choosing the Right Livestock Building Partner
Is Your Fire Department Equipped to Put Out The Fire?
Where There is Smoke, There is Fire
When The Cold Becomes Dangerous
Towel Drying Calves Helps Combat Cold Stress
Being in Control of Your Cattle Operation Means Less Stress
Permission or Forgiveness: What Would You Do?
Getting to Know You: Valued Relationships Matter
Timing is Everything
Improve Your Results by Setting Goals Accountably
People and Pigs: Working Together
Eavesdropping on Your Livestock
Damaged Soybeans Used as a Feed Source
Turkey Time – Production, Price and People
Sustainably Harvesting Corn Stover
Calculating the Nutrient Value of Corn Stover
Small Farms Matter
Manage what you can manage
Getting ready For Cold Weather
Mental and Physical Harvest Health and Safety
Beef Sales Team: Meeting The Needs of Animals and Owners
If One is Good, Three is Even Better
EQIP? No, it’s not a spelling error.
A Blueprint for Success
What Style of Beef Barn Works Best?
A Salute to Fair Exhibitors
Where Do I Start with a New Beef Facility?
Fresh Air and Fresh Water Optimize Herd Health
Negotiating the Regulations when Building Livestock Facilities
Adding a New Monoslope To Your Current Operation
Video Testimonial: Dave Lepley
Understanding Cattle Behavior
Mitigating Stress for Humans and Animals
EQIP: The Farm Bill, Livestock Producers & Help to Pay For Your Building
Video testimonial: Clark Stoller
Big Data Building
Water Form and Function
Ventilation in a Monoslope: Keeping it Cool in Summer
What a Monoslope Did for Us
Adjusted Calving Season by the Numbers
Managing Manure as a Valuable Asset
Cow Calf Operators Consider Adjustments in Calving Season
Cow Calf Producers Moving to Indoor Facilities
A Happy Cow is a Productive Cow
Keeping Diseases and Parasites at Bay
Summit Livestock Facilities Renews Investment in CSIF
The Costs of Mud and Other Springtime Stresses on the Cow Calf Herd
Thinking Big, Thinking Differently
Diffusion of Innovations
Bring the Buzz
The Importance of the Right Partner
Will Your Bird House Pass the Biosecurity Test?
Summit Livestock’s Sustainable Approach Benefits People, Too
What Does Summit Livestock Facilities Have to do with Biosecurity?
Which Way the Wind Blows
Build a Plan for Biosecurity
In the Zone: Comfortable Cattle in the Thermoneutral Zone
New Cow-Calf Barn Allows Young Farmer to Expand Cow Herd
Innovations in cage-free layer housing unveiled at Summit Livestock Facilities event
Summit Livestock Facilities Announces Acquisition of Heartland Builders: Expands Service Area and Expertise in Livestock Facility Construction
Summit Livestock Facilities introduces Wrap-the-Equipment™: game-changing construction innovations in cage-free egg production
Hydrogen Sulfide Safety for Deep Pitted Cattle Barns
Video Testimonial: Bruce Nielsen
Video Testimonial: Kent Kraft
New Designs for Your Best Value: The Summit 499-Head Beef Barns
How to Identify the Best Site to Build a Monoslope Facility
Cattle Housing Design Options: Why Producers Chose Summit Monoslopes
4 Reasons Why You Should Feed Cattle Indoors
Video Testimonial: Jon Weitzenkamp
Video Testimonial: Don Corkery
Video Testimonial: Ron Cramer
Where Does Summit Livestock Facilities Build?
Video Testimonial: Craig Ferguson
Video Testimonial: Al & Karen Lyman
Video Testimonial: Kendall Claeys
Feeding Cattle: Implications of Mud in Open Lots vs Monoslope Barns
6 Key Considerations That Can Impact Your Beef Operation
Design and Consulting Services
Independent Financial Feasibility Analysis
Video Testimonial: Blake Durbin
New Research Qualifies The Regional Economic Impact of New Beef Feedlots
Summit Livestock Facilities Customer Featured on USDA Website
Summit Now Offers Cancrete® Livestock Waterers
Make Sure Your Cattle Have The Water They Need
Summit Livestock Facilities Now Offers Bedrock Products
Summit Livestock Facilities is a Bedrock Cattle Slats Dealer
Winter is just around the corner
New DVD Features Summit Customers
Video Testimonial: Nic Rowe
Need an Indoor Cattle Feeding/Finishing Solution?
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Priefert Ranch Equipment Chooses Summit
Looking for Low-Stress Cattle Facilities Design?
Looking for a Quality Curtain for your Summit Monoslope Beef Barn?
Summit Livestock Facilities Now Offers EasyFix Slat Rubber Matting Systems
New Information on Low Stress Cattle Handling for Confinement Operations
Video Testimonial: Duane Riddle
Video: David Rydberg explains the rate of gain difference between a monoslope and outdoor feedlot
Video Testimonial: Larry O’Hern
Is It Time to Expand My Operation?
Indoor Feedlots Help Keep Cattle Above Their LTC
Video Testimonial: Brent Lorimor
Video Testimonial: David Eisenmann
Video Testimonial: Dan Koons
Video Testimonial: Donnie & Tamara Lawson
Video Testimonial: Todd Slykhuis
Video: Erick Kerkman's Monoslope Beef Barn
Low-stress Cattle Handling to Improve Profit Potential and Cattle Welfare
New Information about Feeding Corn and Soybean Co-Products to Beef Cattle
New Information about Cattle Feeding Buildings in the Midwest
Introducing the new Summit PakSlat Optimizer: Giving Cattle Producers the Best of Both Pit and Deep-Bedded Manure Management and Storage Systems
Cattle Confinement Structures Improve Profit Potential in Hot Weather
Bed Pack Systems promote Cattle Comfort and Health