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Runoff control for livestock feedlots--state of the art
- Gilbertson, C.B., Clark, R.N., Nye, J.C., Swanson, N.P.
- Transactions of the ASAE 1980 v.23 no.5 pp. 1207
- feedlots, animal manures, runoff, drainage, waste lagoons, pollution control, excreta, feces, livestock
- Runoff from open feedlots may transport large quantities of organic matter, polluting public waters and resulting in fishkills. The objective of this paper is to summarize the current state of the art for runoff control from beef, dairy, swine, sheep, and turkey feedlots. Layers and broilers are essentially all produced under housed conditions and thus do not create a runoff control problem. A summary of legal implications of feedlot runoff control, quantity and quality of runoff, runoff control facilities and their applications, and disposal of the controlled runoff are included in this paper.