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FEEDLOT

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French Equivalent: Elevage hors-sol

Definition:
A feedlot is a relatively small confined area for the controlled feeding of animals. It tends to concentrate large amounts of animal wastes that cannot be absorbed by the soil and hence may be carried to nearby streams or taken by rainfall run off.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 11, 2001