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Wintering feed systems

Winter can be a critical time for soil erosion, stream pollution and animal welfare on livestock farms. Some wintering systems, especially brassica and fodder beet crops, pose particular risks to water quality with exposed soils becoming saturated, pugged and carried away during heavy or prolonged rain into waterways. As well as carrying soil particles, this runoff contains high levels of phosphorus, nitrogen and bacteria that are a risk to downstream water quality.

Getting it right during winter
Designing wintering feed systems
Winter storms
Winter feed pads
Sediment ponds
Stock access to waterways
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