Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations Current by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Ad Hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: present wisdom, destiny wishes discusses the necessity for the U.S. Environmental security enterprise to enforce a brand new strategy for estimating the quantity of ammonia, nitrous oxide, methane, and different pollution emitted from cattle and chook farms, and for picking how those emissions are dispersed within the surroundings. The committee demands the EPA and the U.S. division of Agriculture to set up a joint council to coordinate and oversee brief - and long term examine to estimate emissions from animal feeding operations competently and to increase mitigation thoughts. Their suggestion was once for the joint council to concentration its efforts first on these pollution that pose the best hazard to the surroundings and public future health.

Show description

Read Online or Download Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations Current Knowledge, Future Needs PDF

Similar crop science books

Citrus Fruit: Biology, Technology and Evaluation

Citrus rank between most sensible 3 end result of the realm with recognize to sector and creation. Grown commercially in additional than a hundred and forty nations world wide, international construction of citrus fruit has skilled non-stop development within the final a long time of the 20th century with overall annual citrus creation over one zero five million lots among 2000 and 2004.

Citrus Mites: Identification, Bionomy and Control

Citrus pests are a significant factor for crop growers, inflicting difficulties in yield and fiscal losses. Citrus Mites is a entire learn of mites destructive to citrus vegetation from all citrus starting to be areas worldwide. delivering an invaluable source for opting for citrus crop pests, the textual content also will deal with tools of elimination from vegetation, describe indicators of wear and tear as a result of pests and talk about equipment of eradication and regulate, making it crucial for horticulturalists, pomologists and acarologists in addition to practitioners, researchers and scholars of crop defense and pest administration.

Inositol Phosphates: Linking Agriculture and the Environment

Inositol phosphates are a bunch of natural compounds came across generally within the usual surroundings. they're very important in agriculture simply because they represent lots of the phosphorus in grain seeds, yet they can't be digested by way of a few animals. hence, huge study has been directed in the direction of bettering the digestibility of inositol phosphates in animal diets.

Extra resources for Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations Current Knowledge, Future Needs

Example text

Prices and profits in any single year may not be representative of the equilibrium price and profit of a livestock sector due to the length of cycles in prices and profits. Volatility in prices is evident. Feed cost is generally the largest component of total cost and varies directly with ingredient (corn, soybean meal, hay) prices. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) benchmark cost series show feed to be about 60 percent of the cost of broilers, turkeys, table eggs, and pigs. Feed is more than 70 percent of the benchmark cost of weight gain in high plains cattle feeding operations.

05 million cattle operations (operations with at least one or more head of beef or dairy cattle). Many of these are cow-calf operations, with cattle fed on pasture, that are not considered AFOs. 5 percent of the United States cattle inventory in 2001 (USDA, 2002e). Feedlots vary in size, from a great many operations that hold only a few animals to a small number with a one-time occupancy capacity of more than 100,000 head. The cattle feeding industry has not developed integration or contractual arrangements to the extent that the poultry or swine industries have.

However, it is a regulated pollutant because it is listed as having a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS). It may be added to the HAPs list in the near future. hParticulate matter. Prior to 1987, PM was a criteria pollutant and regulated as total suspended particulate (TSP). 5. However, TSP emissions are regulated in some states. iOdor is a regulated pollutant in some states. State air pollution regulatory agencies regulate it based on a nuisance standard. bAmmonia adverse impact on air emissions.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.03 of 5 – based on 6 votes