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Monoslope barns is a type of housing for feedlot cattle in the upper Midwest.  The barns have a concrete floor and a sloped metal roof.  The barns are situated to face the south and are designed so that sunlight still reaches the back of the barn on the shortest days of the year. The barns contain a curtain on the north side which can be raised and lowered depending on air temperature and wind speed. The barns are typically bedded with straw, stover, or wood shavings.  Manure is contained in the barn and all clean water is diverted which makes these barns appealing because of a simplified nutrient management plan.

Monoslope barn

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

Publisher: North Dakota State University

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Description: Monoslope barns is a type of housing for feedlot cattle in the upper Midwest. The barns have a concrete floor and a sloped metal roof. The barns are situated to face the south and are designed so that sunlight still reaches the back of the barn on the shortest days of the year. The barns contain a curtain on the north side which can be raised and lowered depending on air temperature and wind speed. The barns are typically bedded with straw, stover, or wood shavings. Manure is contained in the barn and all clean water is diverted which makes these barns appealing because of a simplified nutrient management plan.

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