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Economic Analysis of a Water Truck for Feedyard Dust Suppression


  • Amosson, Stephen H.
  • Bretz, Fran E.
  • Warminski, Patrick L.
  • Marek, Thomas H.


Dust created in feedyards can adversely affect cattle performance. Dust suppression can be accomplished by moistening pen surfaces with traveling gun(s) sprinklers, solid-set sprinklers, and water trucks. This study specifically addresses the fixed and operational costs associated with a water truck for various sized feedyards.

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  • Amosson, Stephen H. & Bretz, Fran E. & Warminski, Patrick L. & Marek, Thomas H., 2008. "Economic Analysis of a Water Truck for Feedyard Dust Suppression," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 7032, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:7032

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    water truck; dust suppression; fixed costs; operational costs; Farm Management; Livestock Production/Industries;

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