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Thesis (M.S)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1971, the author. Used by permission.


The general objective of this research is to provide economic information on which to base regulatory programs which will permit adjustments to water control standards with the least impact on feedlot operators and the communities.

The specific objectives of this research are:

  1. Assess the extent of water pollution from beef cattle feedlot runoff in a selected watershed.

  2. Identify alternative feedlot runoff control means available.

  3. Determine the costs associated with each alternative feedlot runoff control means on a per unit basis.

  4. Assess the total costs of attaining the desired level of control of feedlot runoff as set forth by the Nebraska Water Pollution Control Council for the selected watershed.

Advisor:Maurice Baker