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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Atmospheric Emissions of Nutrients from Feedyards and Potential Control Measures

Authors
item Cole, Noel
item Parker, D - WTAMU
item Greene, W - TAES

Submitted to: High Plains Beef Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 19, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The potential effects of beef cattle feeding operations on air quality has received increased attention in the past few years, and undoubtedly, will receive even greater attention in the future. Nutritional means to decrease nutrient imports and subsequent nutrient losses to the environment and techniques/methods to decrease nutrient losses after feces and urine are excreted need to be developed. This includes decreasing dust emission and losses from manure stockpiles and composting facilities. New technologies are currently being developed to decrease nutrient and odor losses to the atmosphere. However, in order for these products and management regimens to be used successfully, farmers will need to be willing to pay for the increased nitrogen, carbon, and(or) sulphur content of feedyard manure.

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