AN EVALUATION OF CATTLE PASSES UNDER MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAYS

THE STUDY OF CATTLEPASSES IN MISSISSIPPI WAS CONDUCTED TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA THAT SHOULD ENSURE MAXIMUM USAGE OF STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTED FOR THIS PURPOSE. OVER 300 STRUCTURES WERE SURVEYED TO ESTABLISH THE USE CONDITION, MEASURE THE SIZE, RATE THE LOCATION, DRAINAGE, AND USE, AND INTERVIEW THE LAND USER. NEARLY ONE-HALF OF THESE STRUCTURES WERE IN USE, THIRTY PERCENT HAD NEVER BEEN USED AND THE REMAINING TWENTY-ONE PERCENT HAD BEEN USED AND THEN ABANDONED. RESULTS OF THIS STUDY INDICATE THAT A STRUCTURE FOUR FEET WIDE AND SIX FEET HIGH IS SATISFACTORY FOR ALL CASES EXCEPT VERY LONG STRUCTURES AND LARGE DAIRY HERDS. CATTLEPASSES SHOULD BE LOCATED ONLY WHERE NEEDED AND WHERE WATER WILL NOT STAND IN THE STRUCTURE. APPROACHES TO STRUCTURES SHOULD ALSO BE PROTECTED TO PREVENT EROSION OF DITCHES AND BACKSLOPES AND SHOULD BE FENCED TO ENSURE DURABLE AND UNIFORM FENCES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study No 26, 62 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  United States  39215
  • Authors:
    • Lanz, L J
    • Davis, J H
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00204280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 6 1970 12:00AM