A beef feedlot should preferably be located in a low annual rainfall area below 750mm to minimise the nutrient resources allocated to temperature regulation and management of diseases associated with wetness such as foot rot, pneumonia and tick-borne infections.
Inadequate water intake depresses feed intake and, therefore, lowers weight gains.There is a big difference between rearing dairy cattle bulls and finishing them for beef in a feedlot and beef feedlot farming.
All managers or owners of beef feedlots registered with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment were selected for this study.
Such programs may be particularly needed in southwest Kansas, where the highest concentration of beef feedlots is located.
Similarly, total phosphorus in vegetative filter strip influent averaged 42.5 mg [L.sup.-1] with cattle, which was on the lower end of the ranges reported for beef feedlot runoff (Fields, 1971; Nye, 1982, Sweeten, 1991) and 5.9 mg [L.sup.-1] without cattle, approximately one-seventh the stocked-feedlot value.
Managing runoff from a small paved beef feedlot. Journal of Environmental Quality 12(2):281-286.
"Under a farmer-owned system," says Patrie, "the beef feedlot
would be a cooperative owned by the same people that own the calf; the same people that own the processing plant, the fabrication plant, the rendering plant and the distribution company.
Effects of graded levels of potato byproduct in barley- and corn-based beef feedlot
Typical nutrient concentrations for beef feedlot
manure are given in Table 3.
Much of the lamb fattening that occurs in the United States is in open pens, similar to beef feedlot