Submitted to: Proceeding of Plains Nutrition Council Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2005
Publication Date: 4/14/2005
Citation: Cole, N.A., Todd, R.W. 2005. Summary of on-going research at USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Lab, Bushland, TX. In: Proceeding of Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference, April 14-15, 2005, San Antonio, Texas. p. 90-92.
Technical Abstract: The beef cattle research program at Bushland currently focuses on the potential impacts of feedyards on the environment. The work concentrates in the following areas: 1) decreasing N and P excretion of finishing cattle without adversely affecting animal performance, 2) determining ammonia emissions from feedyards and the variables that control it, 3) decreasing ammonia emissions through diet and management, and 4) quantifying downwind ammonia concentrations and dry deposition. We also have several cooperative studies with Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Amarillo, Kansas State University, New Mexico State University, and the ARS labs at Clay Center, Nebraska, Watkinsville, Georgia, and Kimberly Idaho.