25,000 Head Beef Cattle Feedlot
In 2015, Settje Agri-Services was contracted as the design-build firm for a 25,000 head, greenfield feedlot project near Dickens, Nebraska. This project was built entirely from scratch, starting with a piece of undeveloped pasture ground. The feedlot featured every aspect of a modern facility, including a three-vehicle shipping and receiving system area, enclosed working facility with automatic hydraulic sort gates, and remote hospital areas throughout the yard.
The pens themselves are around 2.5-3.5% slope, which optimized the excavation requirements to local topography and reduced overall construction costs. In addition to the cattle facilities, Settje Agri-Services designed and built all other structures on the project. These included a weigh scale and office, covered commodity bay and feed storage area.
Since its original construction as a beef feedlot, part of the pens have been converted into dairy heifer development pens. The feed bunks were retrofitted with headlocks to accommodate a shifting market in the area for growing dairy heifers.
- 25,000 head, greenfield feedlot
- Three-vehicle shipping/receiving system
- Enclosed working facility with hydraulic sort gates
- Remote hospital areas throughout the yard