A Canadian veterinarian who’s helping pioneer Nebraska’s largest feedlot project says it could transform the state’s economy and beef supply chain.
Eric Behlke, a partner with Blackshirt Feeders, says the 150,000 head feedlot will enhance cattle health and improve the environment through innovative technology. “This feedlot will be built on roller compacted concrete and will have an anaerobic digester associated with it. We’ll harvest the fresh manure right out of the pens, put into the digester and that will result in renewable natural gas production.”
The feedlot will be near the Colorado/Nebraska border in Dundy County and Behlke tells Brownfield the location is equidistant from several processing facilities.