You may be "paying for a paved lot or feeding floor whether you have one or not, say the authors of this article. Paved lots are most appreciated in muddy seasons, but there are also other advantages not to be overlooked.
Van Vlack, C. H.
"Paved Feedlots? - Why And How,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol8/iss3/3