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Animal Agriculture In the U.S. - Trends in Production and Manure Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 05, 2017

The animal agriculture industry is widespread across the U.S. with some areas having more of certain types of farms than others. The sectors highlighted in...

Managing Manure on Horse Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

When managed properly, nutrients from manure should be seen as part of a larger cycle occurring on the farm. Nutrients enter the farm as feed or fertilizer,...

Feed Management Planning as a Tool to Reduce Nutrient Excretion

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

Feed represents the largest import of nutrients to the farm, followed by commercial fertilizer. Feed management practices impact the amount of nutrients that...

Land Application of Manure Nutrients

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

A source of organic matter that improves soil quality and reduces soil erosion and runoff?   OR   A source of pathogens that limit the beneficial uses of...

Manure Value and Economics

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Manure has often been referred to as a waste or an undesirable by-product of livestock and poultry production. In reality, manure is a valuable source of...

Regulations Related to Livestock and Poultry Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

There may be federal, state, and local regulations that apply to livestock and poultry operations. Refer to the resources listed below to find information on...

Treatment Technologies for Livestock and Poultry Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 01, 2015

Historically animal manures have been handled as a solid and were either deposited directly to pasture by the animals or collected along with the bedding...

Pathogens and Potential Risks Related to Livestock or Poultry Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

Microorganisms (e.g. virus, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi) surround us, on us, and in us; they are ubiquitous and everything in the world is governed by...

Manure Management on Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

Small farms are typically smaller in size, with fewer animal numbers, less acreage and have a lighter regulatory burden than larger farms, which may often be...

USDA Small Farm Definitions

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

The USDA Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has developed a farm classification system to divide U.S. farms into eight mutually exclusive and more...

Nutrient Planning on Swine Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 01, 2013

Thirteen swine producers from Corn Belt states participated in a project with faculty from University of Nebraska and Purdue University to understand the...

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