Beef Manure Management With Dirt Lots
Charles D. Fulhage and Donald L. Pfost, Agricultural Engineering Extension, Troy Chockley, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Universtiy of Missouri
Many of Missouri’s cattle producers background their calves for later sale or feedlot finishing, either in their own lots or at a custom feedlot. Major problems with feedlots in Missouri are due to high rainfall, which produces high volumes of runoff that can pollute streams, and muddy dirt lots, which reduce performance.