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Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

By: Frank Spellman and Nancy Whiting

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2007 | #165094 | ISBN-13: 9780849370984
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About this book

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have lowered prices and increased production but with economic, ecological, and environmental costs that can only be solved by enforced legislation. Discussing this recent agricultural trend, "Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)" provides practical information on the concepts and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of CAFOs, paying particular attention to regulatory requirements and compliance as well as best available technology. Including extensive references, it serves as an important resource for personnel involved in animal feeding operations.


Contents

Introduction. AFO/CAFO Regulations. Manure Characteristics. Manure Storage. Manure Management. Nutrients, Pathogens, Antibiotics, and Hormones in Animal Waste. Animal Waste and Air Quality Problems. Animal Waste and Odor Control Problems. AnimalWaste and Soil Pollution Problems. Animal Waste and Water Pollution Problems. Animal Waste Facilities: Design and Construction. Poultry Waste Handling. Swine Waste Handling. Dairy and Dry Cattle Waste Handling. Composting Animal Waste. Barn to FieldApplication.

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Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA

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