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Iowa Beef Center
313 Kildee Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Phone: 515-294-BEEF (2333)
Fax: 515-294-3795

last updated: April 16, 2014


Virtual Feedlot Design

Planning Feedlots

Midwest Plan Service

Planning Cattle Feedlots – Kansas State University

Locating a New Feedlot -- University of Nebraska

Designing a Feedlot

Concrete Specifications for Agriculture – Iowa State University

Farmstead Windbreaks: Planning –Iowa State University

Farmstead Windbreaks:  Establishment, Care and Maintenance - Iowa State University

Feedlot Mounds

Mound Design for Feedlots - University of Nebraska

Using Geotextiles for Feeding and Traffic Surfaces – University of Kentucky

Beef Building and Equipment Plans – University of Kentucky

Feed Equipment Plans – University of Kentucky

Handling Facilities
Livestock Behaviour, Design of Facilities and Humane Slaughter – Dr. Temple Grandin

Livestock Psychology and Handling-Facility Design

Cattle Behavior During Handling and Corral Design for Feedlots

Feed Storage
Feedbunk Management - Dan Loy, Iowa State University

Bunker Silo Sizing and Management – Oklahoma State University

Round Bale Hay Storage – Oklahoma State University

Bulk Ingredient Storage – Kansas State University

Hammermills and rollermills – Kansas State University

Nutrient Management
Current Regulations – Iowa DNR

Management Practices – How to Sample Manure for Nutrient Analysis - Iowa State University

Using Manure Nutrients for Crop Production - Iowa State University

Feedlot Runoff

Vegetative Filter Strips for Animal Feeding Operations – Kansas State University


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IBC Software

ISU Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network

ISU Resources

Water Quality Initiatives for Small Iowa Beef and Dairy Feedlot Operations (IMMAG)

Cattle Industry Resources

Applied Beef Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle

eXtension Beef Cattle Community

National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium

National Program for the Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency of Beef Cattle

University of Nebraska--Lincoln Beef Extension Program