The purpose of our project was to generate benchmark data on phosphorus discharge from bison farms in Québec.
Water protection, Air quality
This study will accurately assess the environmental impact of this type of livestock breeding in Québec.
Union québécoise du bison
This project will draw recommendations to reduce fugitive emissions through technical means or agricultural practices.
Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.