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Economics of water pollution control for cattle feedlot operations

Thomas R. Owens

Economics of water pollution control for cattle feedlot operations

by Thomas R. Owens

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Published by Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Texas Technological College in Lubbock .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas,
  • Texas.
    • Subjects:
    • Feedlots -- Texas -- Waste disposal,
    • Beef cattle -- Feeding and feeds,
    • Water -- Pollution -- Texas

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Statement[by] T. R. Owens and Wade L. Griffin.
      ContributionsGriffin, Wade L., joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSF202 .O95
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 62 p.
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5638590M
      LC Control Number68066860

      Organic by-products, or "wastes," of the livestock industry include a variety of materials such as solid and liquid animal manures, used bedding, spilled feed, and a variety of other substances. Most livestock-associated organic by-products are animal manures. For instance, the concentrations of E1, E2, and E3 in receiving river discharge from a concentrated livestock feedlot were up to , , and ng/L, respectively (Chen et al., ). The surface water in China has been reported containing the maximum concentration of Author: Dongle Cheng, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Soon Woong Chang, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Yiwen Li.

        The first is of the Harris Ranch Beef Company feedlot along Interstate 5, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. There, up to , cattle Author: Barry Estabrook. regulations to reduce the amount of water pollution from large livestock operations. Revisions to current Clean Water Act permit requirements and effluent guidelines for as many as 39, concentrated animal feeding operations, or “CAFOs,” will address water quality concerns relevant to livestock .

      There are two sides to every story. But in some cases, society must admit that only one is right. The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories delivers a most compelling collection of essays that argue emphatically for CAFOs to be “put out to pasture”.. CAFO stands for Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operation — in broad terms, a rather sanitised descriptor to define the.   Concentrated animal feed operations and water quality. Animal cultivation in the United States produces million tons of manure per year (on a dry weight basis) representing fold more solid waste than human sanitary waste production [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) ].Since the s (poultry) and the s–s (cattle, swine), most animals are now produced Cited by:


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Economics of water pollution control for cattle feedlot operations by Thomas R. Owens Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Economics of water pollution control for cattle feedlot operations. [Thomas R Owens; Wade L Griffin]. pathogens. If feedlots are not managed properly, uncontrolled runoff from beef cattle feedlot pens may pollute public waters, thus may pose a risk to aquatic life, as well as recreational and drinking water.

The Clean Water Act requires management practices to control runoff from feedlots. If feedlots are not managed properly, uncontrolled runoff from beef cattle feedlot pens may pollute public waters, thus may pose a risk to aquatic life, as well as recreational and drinking water. The Clean Water Act requires management practices to control runoff from feedlots.

Beef Feedlot Management Guide Inma Agribusiness Program 10 USAID/Iraq Buying Grain Barley, wheat, and corn are good economical sources of energy. All three are very close to each other for energy feed value as long as those grains are free of dust, molds, and Size: KB.

Dead animals are common in large feedlot operations, and if not hauled off promptly and disposed of properly, the carcasses become a source of disease which can be spread, even to nearby waters. The principal source of water pollution is the huge accumula- tions of manure in the feedlots—34 cubic feet per animal per year.

THE IMPACT OF FEEDLOT WASTE ON WATER POLLUTION UNDER THE NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) KATE CELENDER* INTRODUCTION Meat recalls have become such a common place news topic that an announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") recalling million pounds of ground beef, the largest recall.

healthy livestock industy and a healthy natural environment. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulates the collection, transportation, storage, processing and disposal of animal manure and other livestock operation wastes.

The MPCA Feedlot Program implements rules governing these activities, and provides assistance to counties and the livestock industry.

The feedlot rules. The Modern Feedlot for Finishing Cattle. pollution was the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of This act was amended in and feeding operations (CAFOs), as defined by species.

The changes in livestock production have had important implications for economic efficiency, final product prices, water and air pollution, food safety, and rural development.

ERS collects detailed information using the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) to describe and document changes in hog, dairy, cow-calf, and broiler production practices.

The minimum water pollution control facilities for the uncovered confined feeding operations shall be terraces or retention ponds capable of containing 3 inches of surface runoff from the feedlot area, waste storage areas, and all other waste contributing areas.

Abstract. The United States has million cattle and calves (average for ), and ina monthly average of ± million animals (head, hd) were in beef cattle feedlots being finished for slaughter ().These finishing cattle generally range in liveweight from to kg, averaging approximately kg/ by: 3.

Detectable water pollution from unconfined cattle operations does not appear to be related to cattle numbers or manure quantity, but rather to conditions that contribute to rapid surface runoff or sediment movement (Dixon, A).

indicates that unconfined livestock'production is an The most common change in stream water qualityFile Size: 1MB. Module 3: Guidance note—Beef cattle feedlots page 1 Air quality guidance note Beef cattle feedlots This guideline deals with air pollution issues.

It does not deal with water pollution or noise. 1 Industry description Feedlots that are intended to accommodate more than 1, head of cattle File Size: KB. standing water, but any slope above 6% should be avoided because it is difficult to control the drainage at higher slopes, and pollutants could be released to the waters of the Commonwealth.

Ideally, producers should site cattle facilities on land with a slope between 2 and 6%; however, excava - tion of less-than-ideal land is an option.

This bulletin discusses possible water pollution problems from pasture and feedlot systems and the management practices needed protect water supplies.

Pasture Systems Pasture and range systems still make up a major portion of livestock production in Indiana. A feedlot is an animal feeding operation used in factory farming to prepare livestock for slaughter. Feedlots provide all conventionally raised beef and most organic and naturally raised beef.

They appeared in the s and s. Large feedlots are concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Almost 30 percent have more than 1, penned. There is the controversy wether if it is healthy or not to eat meat.

Environmentalists say it is not, but some doctors say it is; If we eat meat, we consume much more energy, water and soil resources, and therefore, we increase our carbon fact, researches estimate that beef requires 16 times more fossil fuel energy and creates 24 times more greenhouse gas emissions than a mixed.

Owens T. and Griffin W. () Economics of water pollution control for cattle feedlot operations. Special report No. Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas Technological by: 3. Start studying Animal science 9 weeks.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Concentrated animal feeding operations. Originally fairs and shows were done in order for farmers to What are some programs feedlot managers should establish to prevent water and air pollution.

Control rainfall runoff. Introduction Runoff management allows dairy farmers to direct rainwater and/or other runoff water away from their manure storage facilities and confined animal feeding areas.

Benefits from runoff control include but are not limited to: Avoidance of stream pollution by phosphorus and other potential pollutants Reduced manure storage Reduced costs related to manure handling and.

water pollution, contamination of water resources by harmful wastes; see also sewerage, water supply, pollution, and environmentalism. Industrial Pollution In the United States industry is the greatest source of pollution, accounting for more than half the volume of all water pollution .Large livestock feedlots, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), have been controversial in Minnesota as in other states.

Environmental concerns include air pollution, ground water contamination, surface water contamination, and the long-term reliability of waste containment facilities.

The social and economic impacts of.Under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA has the authority to regulate pollution from CAFOs. In practice, the process has been slow and complicated, chiefly due to constant pressure from the livestock industry, which fights stronger laws and the implementation of existing regulations at every turn.

8. Water Pollution.