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A peek inside a hoop beef facility

Gallery: What you should know before building a hoop beef barn.

Are you looking for an opportunity to keep your kids engaged in the family beef business? Are you trying to find a feeding facility that will allow your calves to produce more gain? Have you considered a hoop barn?

One Missouri team of father and son is sharing a few insights on their hoop feeding facility.

George and Danny Wassmann started taking cows off pasture and into the hoop structure four years ago. So far, they've found the process works. By taking the weather off their back, cattle are improving gains and feed efficiency.

"We have seen a 15% boost in feed efficiency," Danny says. "We are able to finish them earlier and with less feed."

George says the facility allowed him to bring his son back into the farming operation full time. It was a win-win for the entire family.

Look at their cattle finishing hoop barn facility near Boonville in the slideshow above.

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