Thursday, 23 August 2007

Who gets the good jobs?

In Canada, a multi-disciplinary project (a collaborative effort involving university researchers, industry and the federal and provincial governments) is exploring best management strategies to improve the productivity and environmental sustainability of grassland pasture systems.

The work is being coordinated by the University of Manitoba’s National Centre for Livestock and the Environment on a section of land located just southeast of La Broquerie, Manitoba. The researchers are evaluating the effect of swine manure fertilizer on hay and pasture yields and quality, the impact on the productivity of the cattle that consume the forage, and several environmental sustainability considerations including nutrient loading and movement, pathogen movement and greenhouse gases.

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