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Unpublished Paper
Finishing Steers in a Deep-Bedded Hoop Barn and a Conventional Feedlot: Effects on Behavior and Temperament in Iowa
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • Robert G. Baker, Iowa State University
  • Anna K. Butters-Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, Iowa State University
  • Mark S. Honeyman, Iowa State University
  • Darrell Busby, Iowa State University
Farm
Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
As the Iowa beef industry invests in environmental management, there has been increasing interest in systems that minimize runoff. One example of such a facility is the deep-bedded hoop barn. To date there is limited information comparing animals raised for beef production in regards to their behavior between the deep-bedded hoop barns and other housing systems for beef cattle. Identifying potential alterations in cattle behavior and overall temperament between different housing systems can help producers when redesigning facilities and in the creation of educational management tools, to maximize beneficial impacts for animal well-being and economical return. The objective of this study was to compare steer behavior and temperament between two housing treatments; hoop building (HP) vs. conventional feedlot (FD).
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Robert G. Baker, Anna K. Butters-Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Mark S. Honeyman, et al.. "Finishing Steers in a Deep-Bedded Hoop Barn and a Conventional Feedlot: Effects on Behavior and Temperament in Iowa" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kenneth_stalder/43/