Hydrogen sulfide can spike quickly and without warning during pit pumping. As producers, it's important that you keep in mind best practices for agitation and ventilation. During agitation, deadly gasses are possible.
The Beef Specialists and Agricultural Engineers at Summit Livestock Facilities have been providing custom cattle housing solutions for protein producers throughout the Midwest for over a decade.
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Now that you’re considering adding a monoslope facility to your operation, it’s time to think about where the ideal place to build is. You may have a spot picked out already because that’s where you have room, but there are other factors to consider.
Once you have made the decision to feed cattle under roof, you have several building designs to choose from. Typically, producers consider three options: gable, hoop, and monoslope buildings. After working with hundreds of producers to provide the right solution for their needs, we hear the same thought processes again and again on why they chose a monoslope instead of one of the other options.
Deciding to build an indoor cattle feeding facility can be a huge decision. Whether you are currently finishing cattle outdoors or considering diversifying your operation, there are many factors in determining whether or not it’s the right call for your operation and, more importantly, your family.
Al & Karen talk about why they chose to feed cattle under roof and the efficient flow of the building. Listen to them explain why they chose a Monoslope Beef Barn with a deep pit to capture manure efficiently. Finally, the Lymans talk about how construction management (through Summit Livestock Facilities) saved them time and energy.
I needed to get my cattle out of the mud...we hear it all the time. Most of the cattle feeders who make the move to indoor cattle feeding tell us that improving operating efficiency by consolidating several smaller muddy outdoor lots into one easy-to-operate indoor facility was one of the best business decisions they have made.
Summit Livestock Facilities beef team put together a digital document loaded with thought-provoking information and ideas that address the question “Is feeding cattle indoors a good decision for my farm?”.