Beef Cattle Feedlots

Waste management and utilisation handbook

Beef Cattle Feedlots

Year: 2015

Client: Meat and Livestock Australia


The beef feedlot industry has expanded greatly over the last two decades as the demand for high quality beef has increased in both local and export markets. At the same time, industry and the public have become more conscious of animal welfare, the environment, and workplace health and safety. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) engaged Premise to prepare a manual which deals with the management of the main wastes of the feedlot, namely manure and effluent.

This manual is comprised of five sections describing best-practice guidelines for waste management. They are:

  1. Solid wastes
  2. Solid waste storage and processing
  3. Management of odour, dust and flies
  4. Liquid wastes
  5. Utilisation of manure, compost and effluent