In 1998, Chinook Health, the health authority that oversees the region that includes Feedlot Alley, reported one of the highest rates of gastrointestinal illnesses in the province, with rates 1.5 times the provincial average.
Intensive livestock operations such as those in this area pose a potential threat to the water supply because of runoff. While most waste from the operations is used to fertilise crops in the area, smaller farms cannot absorb all nutrients from the manure risking excess waste being washed into the water supply.
Order, if not peace, in rural Alberta; After years of bitter conflict, the province will regulate livestock operations.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
Aug 20, 2001; Thanks to meat, Alberta farmers have survived despite hard times in their sector. The province, which has 9% of Canada's...