ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Beef barns of all types are becoming more common place in the upper Midwest. “But, we are still learning a lot about these barns,” said Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist.
A one-day “Beef Facilities Conference” will be Nov. 21 to share current research findings and discuss building management and cattle performance. The conference, a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, South Dakota State University, USDA Agricultural Research Service and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be held at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The conference is tailored to feedlot producers, beef consultants, building contractors, engineers and consultants, state and federal agency staff, and extension and university professionals. Presenters will share information pertaining to mono-slope, hoop and slatted-floor deep pit barns for beef feedlot production. Morning presentations focus on environmental research. Afternoon presentations feature two panels discussing building management and cattle performance.
Register by Nov. 14 for discount
Early-bird registration of $40 per person ends Nov. 14. Late registrations and walk-ins will be $60 per person. Participants may register online at www. aep.iastate.edu/facility/ or contact their local extension office for a printed registration form available from the website. Conference information, registration materials and potential sponsorship are available online at www.aep.iastate.edu/facility/.