Perfect for Growing Family Farms
Thinking about feeding cattle indoors? Need ideas about expanding your herd and capitalizing on the advantages of feeding cattle under roof? The Summit 499-Head Barn may be just what you need. It’s available in bedpack or slat-over-pit designs that optimize the efficiency of farm labor and feed. Check out the floor plans below.
Iowa Producers: NO Iowa DNR Permit Required. The Summit 499-Head barn is ideal for Iowa producers with fewer than 500 steers in confinement. No Iowa DNR permit is required.
What are the advantages of a Summit 499-Head Barn?
Improve cattle health: Providing a more comfortable, predictable environment for your cattle means less stress and fewer immunity issues. You’ll catch health issues earlier to better manage animal care.
Optimize rate of gain: You can better monitor feeding patterns, which helps reduce waste and creates a better feed efficiency and rate of gain for increased profit potential.
Indoor feeding: 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.
Reduce feed cost and time on feed: 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. By designing your building for more efficient workflows, you can improve your employees’ performance as well.
Three floor plan options: The Summit 499-head monoslope beef barn package is a slat-over-pit design that can be sized to provide feeding facilities for herds up to 499 fat cattle. Our three sample building floor plans show layouts with slat over a 12-foot deep manure pit, and all of them offer year-round cattle comfort and health, feed efficiency and rate of gain. And don’t forget, no Iowa DNR permit is required. All three designs fall below the 500 capacity limit where an Iowa DNR permit is needed.
499 Select: Our most economical option for a 499-head facility, the “Select” barn includes 3 slat-over-pit style pens. Concrete walls separate pens. Each pen features 2 shared Cancrete brand drinkers and feed bunks. Gate swing is designed for easy cattle flow to and from the working area, as well as the loading and receiving area (not shown). The feed lane is gravel. This barn offers optimal sunlight benefits and ventilation for maximum cattle health and feed efficiency.
499 Choice: The “Choice” barn is designed to provide the additional benefits of the “Select” barn with the added benefit of 4 pens. Each pen shares a Cancrete brand drinker and is separated from the adjacent pen by a poured concrete wall. The feed lane is gravel.
499 Prime: The “Prime” barn includes all the benefits of the “Choice” barn. In addition there are concrete feed lanes on the north and on the south plus a 40′ x 68′ working area with a concrete floor. Solid sliding doors on the north feed lane facilitate efficient cattle flow and shelter the feed lane and working area from the elements.
499 Choice: The bed pack “Choice” barn includes three pens. Each pen features its own Cancrete brand drinker and is separated from the adjacent pen by a poured concrete wall. 14′ gates are located within the scrape lane to better manage cattle while scraping manure. The scrape lanes and the feed lane are concrete and feature ramps for easy access. The bed pack area may be ag lime or alternative suitable material.
The “Choice” design does not include manure storage. Separate manure storage ma be required by state environmental permitting.
499 Prime: The bed pack “Prime” barn includes all the features of the “Choice” barn, plus an additional pen and two manure bays. 14’ gates are located within the concrete scrape lane to better manage your cattle while scraping manure, and ramps are located at the entrance of the manure bays.