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Cayuga County Manure Digester Virtual Tour

Animal Manure Management Farm Energy Updated: June 05, 2017

Anaerobic digestion is a manure treatment system that produces biogas. There are many benefits of digestion such as reductions in: odor, pathogens, and...

Playing By the Rules: Regulations and Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 01, 2016

This is a self-guided learning lesson about air and water regulations related to livestock and poultry production. Anticipated time for completion: 60...

Water Quality Regulations and Animal Agriculture Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 01, 2016

As livestock and poultry production has intensified it is no surprise that regulations have become a more prominent part of the business. This module...

Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture (Self Study Lesson)

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 14, 2016

This is a self-guided learning lesson about greenhouse gases (GHG) and their connections to livestock and poultry production. It is useful for self-study and...

What Is Animal Mortality Composting?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

The need to dispose of livestock or poultry carcasses is an inevitable part of farming and ranching. What is this process and is it environmentally...

What Are Common Animal Mortality Disposal Options

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 28, 2015

Managing dead animals is not pleasant, but is a necessary task for most livestock and poultry farms. This video discusses several options for disposing of...

Can I Use Burial As an Option For Managing Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Burial is a common way to manage livestock and poultry carcasses. There are some considerations for ensuring burial does not contaminate water.Check out the...

Can I Use Rendering As an Option For Managing Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

There are many options available for disposing of livestock and poultry carcasses. Rendering is an option in areas where the service is offered, but has some...

What Temperature Is Required To Reduce Pathogens In an Animal Mortality Compost Piles?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Research studies have been done to correlate the temperature of a compost pile containing livestock or poultry carcasses and the amount of pathogen kill...

Why Do Animal Carcasses Need Proper Disposal (and Should Not Be Abandoned)?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Abandoning animal carcasses and allowing scavengers to dispose of them is risky.Though dragging off a carcass to the boneyard has been a historical practice,...

How Can I Manage Multiple Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 23, 2015

Sometimes, a disease outbreak or natural disaster results in many livestock or poultry carcasses that must be managed. Disposal of these requires additional...

How Much Does Animal Mortality Composting Cost?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Composting livestock and poultry carcasses is a cost effective way to manage mortalities on a farm or ranch.The cost of composting livestock depends largely...

What Should I Do With Compost That Includes Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Compost containing animal carcasses should probably be utilized on crops that are not meant for human consumption for a couple of different reasons.Disposal...

Why Should I Consider Composting Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Composting livestock and poultry carcasses is becoming a more common way to manage mortalities. There are several reasons for this.Composting is relatively...

Why Is It Important To Manage Animal Mortalities Properly?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Improperly disposed livestock or poultry carcasses represent a threat to water and air quality.Proper management of on-farm animal mortalities is vital to...

Developing an Environmental Policy Statement for a Farm or Ranch Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 27, 2015

An environmental policy statement (EPS) is a proactive way to communicate about your farm, ranch or agribusiness environmental stewardship ethic. At first...

Managing Manure Nutrients Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 26, 2014

Managing manure and manure nutrients is one of the most visible aspects of environmental stewardship for many farms. The materials on this page developed for...

Educational Modules: Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 09, 2014

These modules can be used for self-study but also include instructional materials (presentation slides, handouts, quizzes, other activities) that can be...

What are the necessary components for composting animal mortalities?

For active decomposition of animal carcasses, compost microorganisms require a source of nitrogen (N) (dead livestock or birds), carbon (C) (straw, corn...

Managing Animal Mortalities Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 10, 2013

Managing animal mortalities is an unpleasant but necessary part of raising livestock or poultry. Improper carcass disposal can negatively impact the...

Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 10, 2013

Greenhouse gases and their contributions to climate change are some of the most studied topics in animal agriculture right now. What greenhouse gases are...

Small-Scale Sheep and Goat Production Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Sheep Goats Updated: March 28, 2013

Sheep and goats are an excellent way for new and beginning farmers to enter livestock production. They are also especially well-suited to small farms. A...

Small Scale Poultry Production Curriculum Materials

One of the most noticeable trends in agriculture is the increase in beginning farmers, small farms and especially in small-scale poultry. Everything from a...

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Stewardship Resources

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 08, 2013

Young and beginning farmers and ranchers are entering the animal agriculture industry at a time when the environmental impacts of their management decisions...

Soil Science and Soil Health for Livestock and Poultry Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 05, 2013

This page is part of a series on environmental management topics developed for young or beginning farmer and ranchers. This series focuses on animal...

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