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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: November 8, 2014


Virtual Feedlot Design

Designing a Feedlot

Feed Storage
Bulk Ingredient Storage – Kansas State University

Bunker Silo Sizing and Management – Oklahoma State University

Feedbunk Management - Dan Loy, Iowa State University

Hammermills and rollermills – Kansas State University

Round Bale Hay Storage – Oklahoma State University

Handling Facilities
Cattle Behavior During Handling and Corral Design for Feedlots

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

Livestock Psychology and Handling-Facility Design

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

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

Beef Building and Equipment Plans – University of Kentucky

Feed Equipment Plans – University of Kentucky

Feedlot Runoff

Vegetative Filter Strips for Animal Feeding Operations – Kansas State University

Planning Feedlots

Locating a New Feedlot -- University of Nebraska

Midwest Plan Service

Planning Cattle Feedlots – Kansas State University



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IBC Research & Publications

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