On March 22 and 23, 2016, in Columbus, NE, AFAN (Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska) in conjunction with Accu-Steel, Inc. and their dealer, Central Confinement Services, are hosting a 2-day seminar on the benefits of fabric cover buildings and confinement structures used to expand cow herds. This symposium will provide insight required to consider placing your cow/calf operation, deep pitted barn facilities and cattle finishing operations under cover as a viable beef production model for the future.
The program speakers include Morgan Hayes, University of IL Extension; Kelly Jones, Cactus Feeders; Jason Warner, Great Plains Consulting and others. Attendees will tour a Deep Pitted Barn Operation, Bed Pack Background/Finish structures and a Cow/Calf to Finishing facility. Confinement facilities have been proven to increase efficiency, grow revenue and bring the next generation back to the farm. Accu-Steel, Inc. has a wide range of profiles to fit every application.
Cattlemen are rapidly rebuilding the nation’s cow herd and when the job’s done the finished product may look a little different than prior to the drought in 2011. Many industry experts believe more cows are headed to the Cornbelt—a shift that could leave corn and soybean growers reaching for a Stetson instead of a seed corn cap.
A recent study by Rabobank—a leading ag lender—drew attention to the changing geography of cow/calf production. “Cow numbers hit a low of 29 million in 2014 and we think it will now increase by 3.5 million head. New cow herds in the Cornbelt and Northern Plains will play a bigger role,” says senior analyst Don Close.
The Century Two Center was the venue for the Kansas Livestock Association Convention and Trade Show, December 2-4, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. With the demand growing for hoop buildings in the cow/calf industry, Accu-Steel featured their new 38′ wide cattle building designed to benefit pit barn and cow/calf operations. Also featured were standard sizes 36’ – 72’ wide cattle buildings, equipment storage, grain and commodity storage buildings. Accu-Steel is proud to serve the beef industry which provides consumers with healthy choices including conventional, natural, organic and grass-fed products.
Accu-Steel dealer, Christianson Builders, Lake Mills, IA, is representing Accu-Steel Cover Buildings at the Farm News Ag Show in December. The Ag Show is December 2-3, 2016, at the Iowa Central East Campus in Fort Dodge, IA. The new Accu-Steel 38′ wide cattle building will be featured. Learn how their new designs can optimize deep pit finishing and see their special design features for cow/calf facilities. Other featured buildings include equipment, grain and commodity storage buildings.
Accu-Steel will exhibit new designs for their quality fabric cover buildings at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Convention on Dec. 8-9, 2015 in Des Moines. ASI will feature their new 38′ wide cattle building designed to optimize deep pit finishing and to improve conditions for cow/calf operations. Other featured hoop buildings include equipment storage, grain storage and hay and commodity storage buildings. Accu-Steel supports the ICA’s goal “To be the definitive voice of the Iowa Beef industry” by investing in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers.
Greenfield Contractors of Bradford, IL is attending the Quad Cities Farm Show in Rockford, IL at the QCCA Expo Center during January 17 – 19, 2016. The show features more than 200 companies showing everything that’s new: long line, short line, seeds, supplies, chemicals, livestock equipment, grain handling, storage buildings and replacement parts. Greenfield will showcase Accu-Steel, Inc.’s Fabric Covered Buildings used for equipment storage, grain storage, cow calf facilities, cattle sheltering structures and more. Accu-Steel has a new 38’ cattle building designed to benefit pit barn and cow/calf operations. Founded in 2001, Accu-Steel, Inc. is near Templeton, IA.