A Summit monoslope livestock facility is far more than an open-sided building.
It’s a way to bring your beef cattle inside to improve cattle comfort, performance and quality, comply with regulations, optimize the fertilizer value of your cattle’s manure, and increase overall profitability. More importantly, it’s a way to ensure that your farm is environmentally and economically sustainable for this generation. And beyond.
You know the benefits of keeping beef cattle inside, but what about the benefits of Summit monoslope buildings?
More comfortable environment. Summit monoslope beef barns provide excellent ventilation and year-round cattle comfort. In winter, cattle bask in the warmth of the sun. In summer, they’re cooled by southerly breezes and protected from the hot sun.
Improved cattle performance. Providing a more comfortable, predictable environment for your cattle means less stress and immunity issues, which creates a better feed efficiency and rate of gain for increased profit potential. In fact, our customers consistently report a 15% to 25% increase in feed efficiencies over cattle raised outdoors.
Greater efficiencies. Bringing your beef cattle inside a monoslope building adds a new level of convenience, accessibility and profitability. You can better monitor feeding patterns, which helps reduce waste. You’ll catch health issues earlier to better manage animal care. By designing your building for more efficient workflows, you can improve your employees’ performance, as well.
Optimized fertilizer value. Monoslope buildings allow large-scale producers to not only manage cattle waste, but also protect its nutrient value from rain, wind and sunlight. In fact, research shows that the nutrient value of manure from an open lot is about $35 per head per year, while nutrient value of manure stored under roof in a slat-over-pit cattle building is about $75 per head per year depending on fertilizer prices.
Building a legacy. This isn’t just about your herd. Or the EPA. Or your ROI. It’s about tomorrow, your sons and daughters, their sons and daughters. It’s about building a structure, a business and a future. We get it. And our buildings reflect it.
Cow calf producers are moving indoors, too
Finding affordable land to buy or even rent is getting harder and harder these days. Especially for cow calf producers looking to grow. Where will you find the land for your cow calf pairs? Or the time and labor to manage the new pasture? A monoslope cow calf facility is a proven way to help you minimize these costs, and to improve the health and performance of your cow calf pairs.
You can learn more with your free Cow Calf Info Package that includes an informative 55-page white paper authored by leading experts in the cow calf industry.
Take the next step to bringing your feedlot operation indoors
If you are looking for a “partner” who knows monoslope beef barns, how to site them correctly and how to design them for optimum cattle performance considering the opportunities and limitations of your particular location and topography, then contact us today.