Calving Under Roof

Recently there has been renewed interest in growing Iowa's cow herd. But with less and less pasture ground available, how can Iowa's cow numbers grow?

One option many farmers are turning to is calving under roof. It allows the farmer easy access to monitor the animals and also protects them from the harsh Iowa winter.

In February of 2013, CSIF hosted a calving under roof tour with the help of Hoop Beef Systems and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association. Information on management, nutrition, health considerations, building design, regulations and more are available in the videos below. 


For more information, please contact the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers at 1-800-932-2436.

More informational tours are currently being planned. Stay tuned to our website or sign up for our e-newsletter to get the details.