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MANURE

See what farms are using for nutrient management, from anaerobic digesters and storage to field application and emissions.

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In our previous article, we talked about proper manure management in dairy farms and how automation provides solutions to some of the challenges that come with managing a herd’s manure load. Now let’s talk about why an efficient manure management plan is so important and how Valid™ can help.

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Worldwide, the dairy industry has grown into a US$720 billion entity. Environmental concerns, sustainability issues, and increasingly stringent regulations have made manure management a top priority for dairy farmers, who can now turn to automation for solutions to these challenges. Nutrient recovery from manure not only reduces environmental impact but can also produce revenue through by-product sales and reduced water management expenditures. Designed, developed, and manufactured in BC, the Valid™ Nutrient Recovery System is an effective solution for manure management and nutrient recovery.

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Regardless of farm size or operation type, manure (or nutrient) management is something every dairy producer must be familiar with. Not giving this area due consideration and planning can have detrimental effects.

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Natural rendering or composting is growing in prevalence as a way to dispose of livestock carcasses on the farm. Following methods defined by universities and conservation departments protects the environment and makes the process as efficient as possible.

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Survey participants were primarily from the Midwest

A faculty team from University of Nebraska, University of Minnesota and Iowa State University is addressing the need to expand the crop acres receiving animal manures.

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Weather conditions. Labour availability. Field fitness. When it comes to manure hauling, these factors (and more) play into the decision to haul your own manure or hire a custom hauler.

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