Effects of round bale feeding sites on soil fecal bacteria and nutrient concentrations

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dc.contributor.author Lenehan, N.A.
dc.contributor.author Marston, T.T.
dc.contributor.author Christian, Michael L.
dc.contributor.author Marchin, G.L.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T17:56:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T17:56:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-03T17:56:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4419
dc.description.abstract An experiment was conducted over seven months (January to July 2003) to evaluate fecal bacteria and nutrient concentrations in soil surrounding round bale feeders at winter feeding sites. Six-inch soil samples were taken each month from a total of ten feeding sites, at distances of 10, 40, 70, and 100 feet from each feeder. Soil samples were taken before (January) livestock access to the sites, during (February, March, and April) the feeding period, and after (May, June, and July) cattle had been removed from the sites. Results indicate that fecal bacteria concentrations increased over the duration of feeding period and were greatest at close proximity to round bale feeders. The data suggest that environmental contamination due to fecal bacteria in the soil can occur up to 100 feet from the feeding site. For soil nutrients, the greatest increase generally occurred at 10 feet from the feeders, with few differences thereafter. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2004 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 04-242-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 923 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Round bales en_US
dc.subject soil fecal bacteria en_US
dc.subject Nutrient concentrations en_US
dc.title Effects of round bale feeding sites on soil fecal bacteria and nutrient concentrations en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2004 en_US
dc.citation.epage 106 en_US
dc.citation.spage 100 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2004, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 2004 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gmarchin en_US


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