Delivers Optimum Cattle Comfort & Rate of Gain
Because cattle comfort has everything to do with achieving consistent, efficient feed intake for ideal rate of gain, Summit Livestock Facilities has partnered with leading cattle nutritionists in the development of our monoslope structures.
Outpaces Hoop Barns & Gable Barns
Compared to conventional beef barn options like hoop and gable barns, the monoslope is superior for the way it effectively maintains optimum confinement conditions year-round based on the management of two primary factors: sunlight and ventilation.
By facing the monoslope’s high opening to the south, preferably on a topographic rise, you’ll have a barn that serves the dual task of shading your herd in the high summer sun and warming it in the low winter sun. At the same time, the design also manipulates airflow to reduce heat and humidity in the summer and impede cold north winds in the winter.
Finding the ideal location for your monoslope to maximize these advantages while staying in EPA compliance is easy with Summit Livestock Facilities’ site consulting expertise.
Designed with Manure Management in Mind
When considering your new cattle barn, it’s a good idea to think about how the structure facilitates manure management, especially if you’re planning for growth. Growth means more cattle, which means more manure. A monoslope is designed to optimize fertilizer value by protecting manure from the elements and sun. It also allows for the ease of manure removal and management because of the open-sided design. Compare that to the hassle of closed structures, like hoop and gable barns, and you’ll begin to appreciate the engineered advantages of a Summit Livestock Facilities monoslope beef barn.
Enhances Employee Comfort and Productivity
Another often overlooked advantage of the monoslope design is the way it creates a more comfortable environment for your employees. Combined with the workflow features you and your Summit team can incorporate into your monoslope beef barn, this climate difference can further improve your feedlot efficiency and profitability.