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Check Feedlot Water Quality

cow in feedlot

Runoff from a feedlot may transport large quantities of organic matter, nutrients and pathogens. If feedlots are not managed properly, uncontrolled runoff from beef cattle feedlot pens may pollute public waters, thus may pose a risk to aquatic life, as well as recreational and drinking water. Various criteria have been developed to characterize water quality, including physical characteristics, chemical constituents and bacterial content. (Photo by mensatic at morguefile.com)

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