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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Confined Feeding Sites: Helping producers with site selection and planning

cattle stand behind fences at a confined feeding site


This extension agent training event took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The .pdf version of the speakers' presentation, which can be downloaded, focused on site selection, pen layout, regulations, pen maintenance and resources for agents. Please note that this presentation is made available with the permission of the presenters, and is for informational use only. If you are intersted in the powerpoint version in order to use it as a training resource, please contact the presenters listed on this page or KCARE.

For those who were unable to join us, a video recording of the training is available. For extension agents, these recordings can be found on the Natural Resources Channel in the KSRE Resources Team on Microsoft Teams. For any others who are interested in watching the training, please contact KCARE for the video link.



Helpful Links

Guidelines for Planning Cattle FeedlotsKS Floodplain
Planning Cattle FeedlotsNRCS Soil Survey
Vegetative Filter Strip Systems for AFOKDHE Livestock Waste
Cattle Pen MaintenanceWell Completion Records
Designing a Bud BoxGoogle Earth Pro
How Feeding Site Mud and Temperature Affect Animal Performance 


Herschel George, wearing a hat, stands next to a solar panel

Herschel George, KCARE Watershed Specialist (retired)

Ron Graber looks at the camera

Ron Graber, KCARE Watershed Specialist


Cade Rensink, District Director (Saline County)

Joe Harner, Professor and Department Head, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University

Pat Murphy, Professor Emeritus, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University