A significant portion of the Opportunities Farm project is related to the feed lot. The Opportunities Farm actually has 3 seperate feed lots. One is setup as a total confinement lot, one is setup as a partial confinement lot and finally an open feed lot. Each of these is seperated into 3 pens. This setup allows research on the feed lot designs as well as research on the cattle in each pen within each feed lot.
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Currently the Opportunities Farm is working very closely with the Agriculture and Biological Sciences department at SDSU to do research on everything from rations to run-off.
More information about the different feedlot systems:
Open System (PDF, 202 kb)
Iowa System (PDF, 172 kb)
Monoslope System (PDF, 197 kb)