Operation and Maintenance of Your Open Feedlot Tips from the DNR, August 31, 2017

(2017) Operation and Maintenance of Your Open Feedlot Tips from the DNR, August 31, 2017. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Rainfall, mid-winter thaws and summer storms can cause runoff from open feedlot operations, which can reach a nearby stream or lake. If runoff reaching the stream is discolored or smells bad, it is in violation of state and federal water quality standards. Producers can reduce the risk of that happening with their operation and maintenance activities. In many cases, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) environmental specialists who investigate manure spills and fish kills have found that better day-to-day maintenance would have prevented solid manure or liquids from reaching the creeks.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Natural Resources, Feedlot, Construction, Animal Feeding Operation
Subjects: Agriculture and food production
Agriculture and food production > Livestock
ID Code: 34708
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2020 17:34
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 17:34
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/34708