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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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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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Spreading liquid manure stinks, but with a dragline manure application system, it’s a breath of fresh air.

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Imagine a regular day on the farm. You’re going about your chores as usual until the pump in the manure transfer pit under the barn breaks. You go down in the pit to fix it, but suddenly you’re overcome by manure gas. No one ever expects a manure-related incident to happen, yet they do all too frequently.

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