Recently, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) published videos from the Calving Under Roof Field Day that Accu-Steel was apart of last year, 2016. The videos feature experts who help Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers successfully and responsibly grow their farms. The field day addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about calving under roof.
With less pasture ground available, more farmers are looking for feasible solutions to do more with less space. Calving under roof has become a solution to solve the problem. To showcase the “under roof” options, CSIF has hosted Calving Under Roof events with the help of industry partners including Accu-Steel. These buildings allow farmers to easily access and monitor their animals while also protecting them from harsh Iowa winters.
At the Calving Under Roof Field Day in 2016, experts provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about calving under roof, including management, cattle health, economics, rules and regulations, nutrition, and building design. The videos also include farm families who share strategies they’ve used to successfully grow their farms with the addition of a calving barn. One of these families will be at the upcoming Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium on the producer panel.
The insight offered on the videos provides perspectives that can help Iowa farmers determine if this type of production system is an option for their farm. We have a couple of videos in our Gallery on our website. Otherwise, you can go directly to CSIF’S video collection here!