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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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Liquid manure can be costly to handle and haul long distances, causing dairy farms to consider alternative options to just storing everything in a lagoon.

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The government of Alberta assumed responsibility for regulating confined feeding operations (CFOs) in January 2002 under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA).

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Composting is a microbial-driven process. Like other living creatures, microbes need the right environment to survive and thrive. For successful composting, it is necessary to provide nutritious microbial “food”, suitable moisture, pH, temperature and oxygen.

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Nutrient removal systems for manure management have been around the dairy industry for more than 10 years, yet very few dairies in Canada are currently utilizing these systems.

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Two Wisconsin farm families are grieving the loss of two young men, one a 29-year-old farmer from Amherst, the other a 16-year-old boy from Owen.

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It’s estimated that cows, along with the process of milking, produce 20 gallons of manure and 10 gallons of water per cow per day.

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