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Main Title Environmental impact resulting from unconfined animal production /
Author Robbins, Jackie W. D.
CORP Author Louisiana Tech Univ., Ruston. Dept. of Agricultural Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla. Source Management Branch.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-046; EPA-R-804497
Stock Number PB-280 373
OCLC Number 03950818
Subjects Animal waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Animal waste--Environmental aspects. ; United States.
Additional Subjects Livestock ; Water pollution ; Grassland ; Range grasses ; Cattle ; Sheep ; Swine ; Vegetation ; Soil erosion ; Runoff ; Sediments ; Environmental impacts ; Coliform bacteria ; Soil compacting ; Damage ; Land use ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Concentration(Composition) ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/2-78-046 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2009
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-046 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
EKAM  EPA 600/2-78/046 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 10/08/1999
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/046 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-046 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-046 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 373 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 34 p. ; 28 cm.
This report outlines and evaluates current knowledge related to environmental effects of unconfined animal production. Animal species directly addressed include cattle, sheep, and hogs. All available date indicate that pollutant yields from pasture and rangeland operations are not directly related to the number of animals or amount of wastes involved. Rather, these nonpoint source problems are intimately related to hydrogeological and management factors and are best described as the results of the erosion/sediment phenomenon. Unconfined livestock production can cause changes in vegetative cover and soil physical properties that may result in increased rainfall runoff and pollutant transport to surface waters. The most common stream water quality result is elevated counts of indicator bacteria. Increased levels of inorganic and organic sediments with associated plant nutrients and oxygen demands may result from problem areas.
"Department of Agricultural Engineering, Louisiana Tech University." "Source Management Branch, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory." "February 1978." Bibliography: p. 31-33. "Grant no. R804497."