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Research Project: Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities

Location: Livestock Bio-Systems

Title: Muddy feedlot surfaces: What are my options?

item KOELSCH, RICK - University Of Nebraska
item STOWELL, RICK - University Of Nebraska
item Woodbury, Bryan

Submitted to: State University Ag Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/30/2019
Publication Date: 6/1/2019
Citation: Koelsch, R., Stowell, R., Woodbury, B.L. 2019. Muddy feedlot surfaces: What are my options? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beefwatch Newsletter. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring has resulted in unusually muddy feedlot pen surfaces. This has prompted several questions from managers trying to find ways to improve pen conditions for their livestock. A group of extension and research professionals compiled suggestions for ways to improve pen conditions. Tips for improving drainage and creating improved bedding areas were detailed in a newsletter distributed to feedlot managers.