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SHADE AND SHELTER

  • Two new research projects will examine the impacts of shade and shelter in commercial feedlots in southern production regions.
  • Previous research has demonstrated shade effects on feedlot cattle performance in Queensland.
  • A unique aspect of this research is it will examine the value proposition of covered housing systems which are increasing in popularity.

The benefits of shade and shelter on feedlot cattle in temperate climates will be examined through two new research projects in Victoria and WA to build on past MLA research.

MLA has previously funded projects to demonstrate shade effects on feedlot cattle performance in Queensland, however, the impacts of shade and shelter in commercial feedlots in southern production regions have not been examined.

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JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Discovering Net-Pro has been valuable for JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding!! As we were considering options to rebuild pens and shade structures this past year, finding a comprehensive solution that fulfilled a wide range of needs for the feed yard seemed almost impossible. Those needs included increased height for airflow & drying, eliminating poles in the middle of the pens to improve pen surface conditions and facilitate cleaning with heavy equipment, and better shade coverage with less material - and read more

John Foley - VP Operations & COO JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. USA January 13, 2016