March 7, 2014
Summit Livestock Facilities Presents Best Practices in Cattle Housing Design at University of Illinois Extension Cattle Feeders Meeting
It was our great pleasure to be included as a sponsor and speaker at the recent University of Illinois extension services cattle feeder meeting. On March 5 2014 about 50 Illinois cattle feeders attended the meeting at the Sauk Valley Community College near Dixon Illinois.
Speakers included a “who's who” of regional experts on the subject of feeding cattle indoors and current trends in the cattle industry:
Reid Blossom Executive Vice President of Illinois beef Association gave a brief industry update. And Nick Anderson of Illinois livestock development group presented new information on opportunities for Illinois livestock producers.
Sam Odom of Summit Livestock Facilities presented cattle feeding facility design and best practices. And Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo professor beef cattle nutrition and management at the University of Minnesota presented recent findings on his research on the fertilizer value of cattle manure. If you have interest in Dr. Alfredo’s research stay tuned. Additional information will be forthcoming during a Summit Livestock Facilities sponsored series of field days to be held throughout the Midwest this coming August. Watch this website and your mailbox for additional information on this exciting series of meetings.
- Chris West P.E. and President of Frank & West Environmental Engineers – feeding cattle facility permitting and manure management planning
- Dr. Terra Felix Beef Feedlot Nutrition and Management of University of Illinois – recent research information on feeding glycerin to cattle
- Dr. Dan Lloyd Director of Iowa Beef Center Iowa State University – presented information on feedlot rations
- Dr. Paul Peterson Professor of Derivatives Trading University of Illinois – new information on opportunities and future trends in the global cattle industry
Our sincere thanks to Travis Meteer MS Extension Educator Commercial Agriculture – Beef University of Illinois for the hospitality of the University and this wonderful opportunity to share new information about best practices and cattle-feeding facilities design.
If you would like more information about designing fat cattle feeding facilities contact us and ask us for a copy of the New Feedlot Profits Information Kit.
Summit Livestock Facilities provides beef producers feedlot facility solutions that optimize sustainability and profit potential by working as a resource to bring together experts in financial feasibility regulatory compliance and manure management as well as collaborating design through excavation concrete post-frame building construction and total project construction management. Summit Livestock Facilities is a division of FBi Buildings Inc.