Animal Science, Department of


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Climate conditions in bedded feedlot facilities during summer, fall, and winter seasons were measured. Summer season temperatures and THI levels were greatest at the front of the building. In winter, the building (with a curtain) maintained greater temperature, when compared to outside conditions, by decreasing wind speed through the building. Wind speeds through the building were reduced regardless of curtain usage.