How to Design Facilities For Raising Beef Cattle Effectively
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Discover more vital tips regarding raising beef cattle facts and how to raise cattle successfully using the right way

Discover more vital tips regarding raising beef cattle facts and how to raise cattle successfully using the right way

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  • How to Design Facilities For Raising Beef Cattle EffectivelyClick Here For More Tips On Raising Cattle The Proper Way And Avoid Making Costly MistakesVisit successful cattle feeding operations to help determine what facilitiesare needed, such as a handling chute and head gate to properly restrainanimals when they are vaccinated, implanted, or treated in a healthprogram.Various materials can be used for feedlot fences, including boards, wirepanels, high-tensile wire, and steel cables. Barbed wire is notrecommended. A 7- or 9-wire hightensile fence is one of the mosteconomical barriers. Another effective fence is a combination of high-
  • tensile wire (which can be electrified) with three or four 2-by-6-inch planksspaced between the wires.Housing for feeder cattle does not have to be extensive or weather tight-open-sided sheds and more completely enclosed structures are equallyeffective. Younger cattle require more shelter than older cattle, especiallyfor protection from winter winds. All facilities should be designed for thenumber of cattle fed and include a good manure management program.Most feedlots use concrete feed bunks that allow cattle to feed from one orboth sides, although feed bunks of treated lumber also can be used. Feedcan be delivered through a mixer wagon, conveyor with a belt or chain, or abucket loader.To reduce mud, use concrete pads for areas around feed bunks. Moundsthat are 3 to 5 feet high offer cattle relatively dry ground to rest on. Thefeedlot area should be well drained with topsoil removed to expose clay orother fairly impervious surface. Whether the feedlot surface is dirt, clay,concrete, or other material, it should be cleaned periodically. Design thefacilities to prevent manure runoff into steams or other waterways.Retention lagoons and diversion ditches should be planned with the adviceand approval of regulatory agencies.Click Here For More Tips On Raising Cattle The Proper Way And Avoid Making Costly Mistakes