Content tagged "manure economics"

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms: Technical and Environmental Feasibility

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Results of performance evaluations, including technical and environmental feasibility are presented, along with results from field trials where ash and...

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...

Economics of Using and Transporting Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Topics include implications of manure movement out of the Chesapeake Bay and alternative poultry litter storage for improved transportation and use as a soil...

Live from the National Poultry Waste Symposium

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The webcast series went on the road to the National Poultry Waste Management Symposium in Greensboro, NC. We asked four of the presenters at the conference...

Poultry Mortality Freezer Units: Better BMP, Better Biosecurity, Better Bottom Line.

Why Tackle Mortality Management?  It’s Ripe for Revolution.The poultry industry has enjoyed a long run of technological and scientific advancements that have...

Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Soil Health Following Land Application of Swine Slurry

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 17, 2017

As producers of livestock and agricultural crops continue to focus significant efforts on improving the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of...

Replacing Commercial Sidedress Nitrogen with Liquid Livestock Manure on Emerged Corn

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 17, 2017

Livestock producers can more fully utilize the nutrients in livestock manure to reduce purchased fertilizer costs if they can apply manure when crops need...

Renewable Energy Set-asides Push Biogas to Pipeline

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Deriving the most value from the harvesting of organic wastes, particularly waste produced through farming operations, can be quite challenging. This paper...

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...

EPA’s Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 11, 2017

Come to this session to learn about the Nutrient Recycling Challenge and meet some of the involved partners and experts, as well as some innovators who are...

Inclusion of the Environment Bottom Line in Waste to Worth: The Interaction Between Economics, Environmental effects, and Farm Productivity in Assessment of Manure Management Technology and Policy

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

In a global context, the pork industry constitutes a huge economic sector but many producers operate on very thin margins. In addition, pork is one of the...

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...

Valorization of Manure Treatment for Poultry and Swine Operators

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Current practices for nutrient removal or recovery of phosphorus focus on chemical precipitation technologies, where the recovered products are low-grade,...

Recovery of Ammonia and Production of High-Grade Phosphates from Digester Effluents

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

 Conservation and recovery of nitrogen and phosphorus from animal wastes and municipal effluents are important because of economic and environmental reasons....

Cataloging and Evaluating Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

To provide a forum for the introduction and evaluation of technologies that can treat dairy manure to the dairy farming community and the vendors that...

Recovery of Proteins and Phosphorus from Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 17, 2017

The recovery of phosphorus and proteins from manure could be advantageous to both offset costs and to improve and lessen the environmental impacts of manure...

Comprehensive Physiochemical Characterization of Poultry Litter: A First Step Towards Manure Management Plans in Argentina

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 14, 2017

For the last decade, Argentinian CAFO’s have been increasing in number and size. Poultry farming showed remarkable growth and brought to light the absence of...

Assessment of Coordinated Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 23, 2017

Improving the economic feasibility of anaerobic digestion projects for processing dairy manure.We completed a study that evaluated the economics of dairy...

Monetizing Environmental Benefits Associated with Dairy Manure Management Systems that Include Anaerobic Digestion – Challenges, Opportunities, and Values

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

A large agricultural lender reported in August 2016 that the current 20-month milk price low is not part of the typical three-year milk price cycle (which is...

Innovative Business Models for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S.

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

AgSTAR is a collaborative voluntary program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). AgSTAR promotes...

Spotlight on Manure Management in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coastal Plains

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

To provide information about commonly-found manure management systems and approaches in North Carolina and the Coastal Plains, and discuss opportunities for...

Early Stage Economic Modeling of Gas-permeable Membrane Technology Applied to Swine Manure after Anaerobic Digestion

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

The objective of this study was to conduct cost versus design analysis for a gas-permeable membrane system using data from a small pilot scale experiment and...

Estimating the Economic Value of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions Associated with Dairy Manure Anaerobic Digestion Systems Located in New York State

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

There is a worldwide concern in controlling the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHGs pertinent to this paper, include carbon...

Closing Abandoned Livestock Lagoons Effectively to Utilize Nutrients and Avoid Environmental Problems

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

In Nebraska alone, nearly 400 earthen manure storage structures are in operation; approximately four dozen requests to cease operation of permitted lagoons...

Feedlot Air Emissions Treatment Cost Calculator

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2017

There are several techniques that animal feeding operation owners and managers can use to manage odors and gas emissions. Each technique has different costs...

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