Cattle move, dirt stirs, dust rises – its an inevitable part of the livestock industry.
But its something feedlot management and researchers are working to minimize and control.
The Texas Beef Cattle Air Quality Emphasis, administered by the U.S. Department of Agricultures Natural Resources Conservation Service as a part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is a partnership with Texas A&M University and Texas Cattle Feeders Association. "We believe in our industry and want to be more progressive, to be better stewards," said Kevin Bunch at the Bar G Feedyard near Hereford during a recent tour by the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. "We have procedures and policies in place that are doable and we want to present these things to the legislature, so they see we are doing the things that should be done," Bunch said.
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