Why Choose A Summit Monoslope Beef Barn?
A Summit monoslope facility is a complete, comprehensive solution. It’s a business and investment strategy, a risk management tool, a way to achieve excellence in stockmanship and stewardship. And it requires design engineers with experience and foresight to get it right.
The Science Behind a Monoslope
By facing the building’s high opening to the south, preferably on a topographic rise, you’ll have a barn that reduces the impact of weather on the cattle feeding process, while increasing comfort, health and performance.
In the summer, when the sun is high in the sky, the roof and large overhang protect the herd from the hot summer sun. The prevailing south wind is compressed as it moves through the building, cooling the cattle while creating unmatched ventilation.
In the winter, when the sun is lower, sunlight penetrates to the north wall and the cattle bask in the warming rays. When cold winds blow, the lower northern exposure reduces airflow through the building, creating a more comfortable, ventilated environment, while making it easier for cattle to maintain weight.
A Better Monoslope Facility
We design and engineer your indoor feedlot solution around the way you produce beef and manage your cow calf operation. That means understanding your goals, the breeds and sizes of feeder calves you may want to consider in the future, your cropping practices, labor availability, future expansion plans and many other factors. With that knowledge, we can create a building that will work for you now and for years to come.
- Concrete curbs for zero discharge design
- Extended roof area for increased protection from the elements and reduced bedding and feeding costs
- Concrete piers provide structural integrity, keep manure away from wood columns and protect against loader damage
- Wood framing with steel roofing reduces steel-on-steel connections and premature rusting
- Rubber mats on slats improve cushion, comfort and cattle movement, reduce lameness and tail injury
- Higher packs elevate the cattle, creating a cooler, fresher environment
A Better Plan for Regulatory Compliance
If you are a large cattle or cow calf producer, manure management must be part of your plan. It’s key to regulatory compliance, risk management, animal health and greater profitability.
Types of manure containment:
- Deep bed pack
- PacSlat Optimizer
Benefits of manure storage under roof:
- Bed pack storage:
- Keeps manure drier and ready to scrape whenever needed
- Reduces odor
- Maintains more nutrient value for improved crop yields and lower fertilizer costs
- Provides flexibility to house smaller feeder cattle as well as cow-calf herds
- Slat-over-pit system:
- Optimizes cattle density in finishing operations for improved profit potential
- Eliminates the need for bedding and all of the associated costs for bailing crop residues and bedding
- Maximizes nutrient value to minimize fertilizer costs