Objective: Obtain descriptive data regarding outdoor cattle feeding facilities currently used by feedlots in the High Plains region of the United States.
Study Description: Feedlots were randomly selected from an existing database containing contact information for feedlots located in the High Plains (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska), with a minimum one-time capacity of 5,000 cattle. An individual electronic invitation was sent to feedlots to participate in the study. The survey was divided into 4 categories: general information; shipping and receiving area; cattle feeding pens; and hospital area. The survey was conducted during summer of 2015. Continue reading “Survey of Cattle Feedlot Facilities in the High Plains Region of the United States”