Animal Science, Iowa Beef Center, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Hoop barns can be used successfully for finishing cattle, though they have traditionally been used for swine. Producers need to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of housing weighed against those of traditional facilities. This article shows images of a hoop barn being constructed on the ISU Armstrong Research farm near Lewis, Iowa. A portion of the funds to build the barn came from a Leopold Center grant.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, "Hoop Structures for Beef - adaptation from website" (2017). Leopold Center Pubs and Papers. 215.