In New England, beef enterprises are cow/calf, feeder, or a combination of both. Cow/calf enterprises usually require less financial investment in facilities than feeder operations. Feeder cattle facilities require more confinement pens, more automation of feeding systems and less need for roofed shelters. Each type of facility must be designed accordingly. Several different designs for housing and handling facilities are suitable for beef operations taking into consideration the weather, topography, and the availability of feed and pasture. It is important to know all the rules and regulations with respect to location, design, and type of operation. Check with your local Building Inspector to obtain the required permits prior to building or renovating your existing facility. You should also talk to an experienced builder or contractor to ensure the cost of the facility is within the objectives of the operation.
It is important to choose a location for buildings and handling facilities that is on well-drained soil with properly designed surface water drainage situated away from streams, other bodies of water and is not close to population centers. Check with your county Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) office for recommended guidelines.
Types of Equipment In The Beef Farm:
A corral system
Waterers and water tanks
A manure spreader
Uses/benefits of Equipment In The Beef Farm:
Farming livestock can be highly profitable if you have the correct know-how and equipment. The most important pieces you will need for a successful farm are a feed mixer, water tanks and waterers and a headgate. Having a manure spreader will allow you to use the copious amounts of manure for a worthwhile purpose, while a corral system will help with managing your livestock. It is important to research every piece of equipment before you purchase it so you know exactly how it works.