There’s a different look to Cornfed Farms in Iowa County these days. Gone are the open feedlots and aging facilities. Now there’s a 999-head capacity monoslope barn in which the Mohr family raises cattle. It’s a better space for their cattle, and it’s helped eased their concerns about the farm’s environmental footprint, they say.
Alan and Sara Mohr have been feeding cattle for 15 years. Both come from multi-generational livestock farm families. They were raising cattle in barns and feedlots that Alan’s grandpa built in the 1960s and 1970s.
“We were concerned with our runoff and DNR regulations here, and we knew we were going to have to spend a lot of money to fix it up, so we decided to move toward a new building and do it the right way,” Alan said.
They also knew they wanted a barn that they could someday transition to their sons, Tyson and Easton, if they so...