Alternative Housing

Alternative Housing encompasses many new systems that are being used for livestock production. Below you can find new information on a variety of alternative structures and housing options.

Hoop Barn Construction Series by Dr. Morgan Hayes

Reflections on the process of installing hoop barns, highlighting key steps in the process. How to Build a Hoop Barn PDF  

  1. Site selection and preparation
  2. Setting posts and constructing the knee wall
  3. Installing the ribs and pulling the tarp
  4. Final site preparation

Alternative Cow-Calf Housing Options

Presentations delivered at the 2015 Beef and Beyond Conference. 

  1. Confinement: Cow-Calf Operations Spacing and Ventilation. Dr. Morgan Hayes