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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. We invite anyone who was unable to join us, or who is interested in this topic, to watch the recorded training. The presentation, which can be downloaded, focused on site selection, pen layout, regulations, pen maintenance and resources for agents.



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