Hoop Beef System invests in Iowa agriculture

03-20-2012 in News Release

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – March 20, 2012 –Hoop Beef System, LLC, a leading designer of deep bedded cattle facilities affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

Brian Waddingham, executive director of the Coalition, says the Aurelia, Iowa-based firm has stepped forward with an investment to support our efforts in working with livestock farmers.

“We’re extremely grateful for the Hoop Beef System, LLC contribution to the Coalition and deeply appreciative of their support of Iowa agriculture,” he says.

Brent Bryant, Hoop Beef Systems managing director, said the family-owned business is proud of its role in serving Iowa’s livestock farmers and being there for them over the long haul.

“We view the Coalition in the same way we see ourselves — a long-term partner to Iowa livestock farmers. We believe that’s a good thing for Hoop Beef Systems and for Iowa agriculture.”

Hoop Beef System, LLC offers a complete package including the building, bunks, waterers, gates, blueprints, construction advice and complete consulting services for effective system set-up. A Hoop Beef System provides a controlled environment that protects cattle from environmental extremes, while incorporating and utilizing the cattle’s natural behaviors and instincts.

Waddingham says the Hoop Beef System funds will be used in support of CSIF programs that provide direct assistance to Iowa livestock farmers and in sharing the story of animal agriculture with all Iowans.

CSIF was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly. It’s a joint partnership involving the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization provides assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the Coalition at 1-800-932-2436 or visit www.supportfarmers.com.

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