This report one of a series of projects to assess management of agricultural wastes in the Lower Fraser Valley. The objective of this specific project is to identify livestock waste management practices and legislation outside of British Columbia. The broad objectives of the overall initiative, of which this project is a component, are to evaluate the production, management and use of agricultural wastes, and then to utilize this information in developing strategies for improving nutrient (manure and inorganic fertilizer) management. The key problems identified from experience elsewhere include: the underlying public concern with manure management and its pollution and potential pollution risks associated with air, water, habitat and soil resources; large quantities of manure have been applied to a limited land area often without considering the potential hazards; and most emphasis appears to be on potential water pollution and a focus of concern on the decreasing quality of drinking water.
Runka, G.Gary. 1995. Livestock waste management practices and outside British Columbia. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks; Environment Canada; Fraser River Action Plan; BC Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food; Fisheries and Oceans; Fraser River Action Plan
Keywords: Livestock, Waste Management
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