Content tagged "beef manure"

Biosecurity for Livestock and Poultry Manure Management

Most biosecurity plans are meant to protect animal and human health by preventing the spread of bacteria or other pathogens. Indirectly, effective...

Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Nutrients in feed is the primary source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that is imported to livestock and poultry farms. This webcast highlights a...

Results of Mono-Slope Beef Barn Air Quality Research - Archived Webcast

Beef Cattle Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Researchers and university specialists from South Dakota State University, USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), and Iowa State University Extension...

Mono-Slope Beef Barn Design and Management

Beef Cattle Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

What is a mono-slope beef barn? It’s a newer style barn for cattle that is becoming increasingly popular in the upper Midwest.This webinar allows you to...

Proper Closure of Earthen Manure Storage Structures

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

When confined animal facilities cease operation, earthen manure storage and treatment structures must be closed properly to ensure that they pose little risk...

Anaerobically Digested Manures

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast shares information on: monitoring protocols for anaerobic digesters, fate of nitrogen from manure after it has been anaerobically digested (AD),...

NAQSAT for Beef and Dairy

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

NAQSAT is a tool for determining opportunities to reduce air emissions from livestock farms. This webcast focuses on Beef and Dairy Production, while part...

Organizing demonstrations and tours for Government officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

Provide some discussion on putting together Tour and Demonstration educational events. To Provide real life demonstrations and educational opportunities...

PA Finishing Swine Barn Experience: Changing from Mortality Burial to a Michigan Style Composting Barn

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

In the spring of 2014, the farmer with a 2020 finishing pig barn, wanted to change from burial of mortality to composting the mortality. We will document the...

Recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panel on Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 21, 2017

The US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program assesses nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay. There is a need to determine the impact of manure treatment technologies...

Partnerships in the Manure Nutrient Management Field

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

Responsible manure nutrient management improves environmental quality while maintaining agricultural productivity. Multiple organizations and individuals...

Field Technology & Water Quality Outreach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

In 2015, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) partnered with local and state agencies to help identify potential sources of fecal coliform...

How Well Do We Understand Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Open-lot Cattle Systems?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, including cattle feedyards, have become an important research topic. However,...

Livestock Methane Emissions Estimated and Mapped at a County-level Scale for the Contiguous United States

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

This analysis of methane emissions used a “bottom-up” approach based on animal inventories, feed dry matter intake, and emission factors to estimate...

Evaluation of a Model to Predict Enteric Methane Production from Feedlot Cattle

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

Continual refinement of methods estimating enteric methane production in beef finishing cattle provides a more accurate assessment of the environmental...

Developing a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP)

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2017

Livestock producers are presented with a number of challenges and opportunities. Developing a quality Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) can...

Sensitivity of Soil Microbial Processes to Livestock Antimicrobials

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 16, 2017

Many of the antimicrobials administered to livestock are excreted in manure where they may undergo natural breakdown, become more tightly associated with the...

Planning for Resilience: Using Scenarios to Address Potential Impacts of Climate Change for the Northern Plains Beef System

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Resiliency to weather extremes is a topic that Northern Plains farmers and ranchers are already familiar with, but now climate change is adding new...

Continuous Response Measurement: A Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Agricultural GHG Mitigation Messaging among Extension Educators

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of using the Continuous Response Measurement (CRM) tool together with focus group discussion...

Talking Climate with Animal Agriculture Advisers

The Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate (AACC) project was established to leverage limited Extension expertise across the country in climate change...

Environmental Sustainability of Beef

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

In recent years, there has been negative publicity in the media related to the sustainability of beef. In response, there has been a demand from within and...

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling Efficiency in US Food Supply Chains – A National Mass-Balance Approach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Assessing and improving the sustainability of livestock production systems is essential to secure future food production. Crop-livestock production systems...

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

To provide an initial characterization of the wet and gaseous organic feedstocks available in the continental U.S., and to explore technological...

Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Manure is an inevitable by-product of livestock production. Traditionally, manure has been land applied for the nutrient value in crop production and...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

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