Calving Under Roof

Growing Iowa’s cattle herd takes hard work and determination, but it also takes a little help and advice from others. With less pasture ground available, more farmers are looking for feasibly solutions to do more with less space. As a result, a trend has emerged to solve the problem: calving under roof.

To showcase under roof options, the Coalition has hosted Calving Under Roof events with the help of industry partners including Hoop Beef Systems, LLC and Accu Steel. These structures allow farmers to easily access and monitor animals while also protecting them from harsh Iowa winters. Every event provides information about management, nutrition, health considerations, building design, regulations and more.


For more information on this unique method of calving, view the videos below or view information from past Calving Under Roof events.


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