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Hoop Barns for Beef Cattle

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This bulletin addresses hoop barns as a low-cost, efficient solution for raising beef cattle. Management techniques for hoop barns, economic considerations useful for design and layout and when choosing construction options, plus cost comparisons of hoop barns with traditional buildings is covered. Illustrations, photographs, and tables enhance explanations, offer examples, and provide quick reference to facts.


  • When to consider hoops
  • Hoop barn management
  • Using hoop barns for beef operations
  • Designing and erecting hoop barns
  • Environment and ventilation
  • Bedding
  • Manure handling
  • Sample layouts


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