I am not against off-farm nutrient sources myself, but it is easier to farm
organically with livestock on the farm for nutrient recycling and other
reasons. However, there is a point when recycling of nutrients becomes
inefficient or impossible because the scale is too large. When thousands
of tons of corn are shipped from the corn belt to the high plain's
100,000+ head feedlots the nutrients do not make the return trip unless
they flow by in the runoff.
My argument is against the large-scale separation of livestock and crop
production because of the inefficient nutrient cycling.
Andy McGuire, Extension Educator
P.O. Box 736 office 402-254-2280
Hartington NE 68739 fax 402-254-6891
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
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