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Cattle Processing Facilities: Design and Construction for Optimal Animal Handling

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this producer education webinar with Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc.

Responsible and profitable cattle feeding includes the proper movement and handling of animals during the growing cycle. Poorly designed processing facilities can result in increased stress on both the cattle and the people doing the work. This webinar will present the key elements to be considered when planning and designing a new, upgraded or expanded processing facility.

Subjects covered will include

  • cattle behavior
  • design details
  • cattle flow
  • logistical aspects of the project that can impact its successful implementation and long-term value


Our Presenters:

Dean Settje

Dean Settje grew up on a diversified livestock and farming operation near Creston, NE where he still maintains an active role as a partner in his family’s operation. After graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dean worked for Farm Credit Services and Colorado Cattle Feeders Association.

In 1991, Dean was recruited to work for the Nebraska Cattlemen as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Under this role, Dean developed the Cattlemen’s Environmental Education Program

In 1997, Dean founded Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc. Dean has been the President of the company since its formation, and maintains a strong presence in all aspects of the business.

Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz

Dr. Kip L. Lukasiewicz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999 from Kansas State University. Dr. Kip’s primary focus is in feedlot consulting, animal handling, and facility design. Dr. Kip has trained under the late Bud Williams and has worked and trained extensively with Dr. Tom Noffsinger utilizing Bud’s thoughts on low-stress cattle handling and caregiving.

Dr. Kip along with Dr. Tom works and trains with over 20% of the US fed cattle industry and also travels to Canada to train feedlot clients on low-stress cattle handling and caregiving. He is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners.


For questions on the program contact:

Al Stephens

(402) 783-2100




January 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm