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Main Title Environmental management of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) /
Author Spellman, Frank R.
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Whiting, Nancy E.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 76897655
ISBN 9780849370984; 0849370981
Subjects Agricultural pollution--United States ; Factory farms--Environmental aspects--United States ; Manure handling ; Livestock--Housing--Waste disposal ; Agricultural laws and legislation--United States ; Massentierhaltung ; Tierproduktion ; Umweltbelastung ; Massentierhaltung--(DE-588)4133429-2 ; Tierproduktion--(DE-588)4117223-1 ; Umweltbelastung--(DE-588)4061619-8 ; Livestock factories--Environmental aspects--United States
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EJAM  TD195.A34S64 2007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/12/2007
Collation xvii, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- CAFO regulations and CNMPs -- Manure characteristics -- Manure storage -- AFO/CAFO siting: physical factors -- Animal waste pollutants -- Animal waste and air quality problems -- Beef cattle feeding operations -- Dairy operations -- Swine feeding operations -- Poultry feeding operations -- CAFO component design. "Presenting an overview of federal, state, and local regulations and discussing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, the book includes information and data that can be used for planning and designing waste management systems and system components as well as for selecting waste handling equipment. The authors describe the various types of manure/wastewater storage and handling systems and, using data derived from the Natural Resources Conservation Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture, focus on the costs involved in the operational needs of these systems. They describe soil agricultural waste interactions and those soil properties and characteristics that affect soil sustainability and limitations for a farmstead. They also discuss the pollutants associated with livestock and poultry operations, the pathways by which the pollutants reach surface water, and their impacts on the environment and human health." "Pulling information from a wide range of sources, the book's coverage moves from regulations to social and ethical issues/and on to specific technologies for a particular species. This comprehensive resource is tailored to the information needs of the practicing agronomist, rural community authorities, and other personnel involved in animal feeding operations."--Jacket.