Content tagged "small farms"

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...

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...

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...

Environmental Management on Equine Farms or the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Equine farms are often small acreages that may not have ready access to technologies and information appropriate to their farms. Westendorf et al. (2010a)...

Software For Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Dairy and Beef Production Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Quantifying the long term environmental impacts of dairy and beef production is complex due to the many...

The Natural Farming Concept: A New Economical Waste Management for Small Family Swine Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 23, 2015

The most critical issue facing livestock and other small family operations nationwide is the development and implementation of cost effective pollution...

Validation of Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectral Data for Analyzing Horse Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 28, 2015

Increased horse numbers and insufficient acreage limit the ability for on-farm use of horse manure. Nearly 58% of surveyed farmers in NJ indicate that some...

Converting Manure, Food Wastes and Agricultural Production Wastes into Bio-Secure Fertilizer, feed, and/or beeding

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 24, 2015

To find a way to completely eliminate bio-hazards in manure, food wastes, municipal sludge, and agricultural production wastes.We adapted existing dry...

Economical Anaerobic Digestion of CAFO Animal Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

The application of manure on croplands is increasingly under regulatory scrutiny, especially from impaired watersheds. The challenge facing many small farms...

The North American Partnership for Phosphorus Sustainability: Creating a Circular P Economy as Part of a Sustainable Food System

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

To promote and foster the implementation of sustainable P solutions in both the private and public sectorsRecently, a team of Phosphorus researchers...

Ethnobotanical Control of Odor in Urban Poultry Production: A Review

Urban agriculture has been growing as the movement of population to the urban centers is increasing. According to FAO (2008), by 2030 majority of the...

Rotational Grazing Effects on Pasture Nutrient Content

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Rotational grazing is a recommended strategy to improve pasture health and animal performance. Previous studies have reported improved forage quality in...

Evaporation Ponds - Waste Storage Facility Design Spreadsheet

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

An assessment tool was developed to simplify the process of determining minimum waste storage pond (WSP) dimensions in conjunction with assuring adequate...

Manure Technology Video Series

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

Producers are reluctant to adopt new technologies without firsthand experience with the technology. It is particularly difficult to get positive exposure for...

An NE-1441 Project: Proposed Methodologies for Administering a Multi-State Environmental Best Management Practices Survey of Equine Properties

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

Several states have reported that equine are the fastest growing segment of the livestock industry. Nationwide, equine has increased by 77% since 1997; and...

Farm-System Modeling to Evaluate Environmental Losses, Profitability, and Best Management Practice Cost-Effectiveness

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....To meet Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load requirements for agricultural pollution, conservation districts and...

Supporting Small-Scale Poultry and Livestock Businesses

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Understand the business planning and development issues confronting small-scale livestock and poultry...

Feasible Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion – Case Study of EUCOlino Digestion System.

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....While large-scale farms have typically been the focus of anaerobic digestion systems in the U.S., an emerging need...

Watershed Management Resources DVD

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Watershed Management Resources DVD is an interactive e-learning tool created by Agriculture and Agri-Food...

Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Because of their size, it is possible to raise most poultry species (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeon, etc.)...

Evaluation of a Trickle Flow Leach Bed Reactor for Anaerobic Digestion of High Solids Cattle Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Colorado is the second highest producer of high solids cattle waste (HSCW) in the United States. Despite the...

Youth Ag Greenhouse Gas Educational Lab Materials Via Pork Production Scenarios

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Many of today’s high school students have little insight into the basic day-to-day operational decisions and...

Impacts of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a holistic approach to environmental...

Overview: Manure Management Equipment for Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Increased local or regional food marketing opportunities have allowed commercial success in livestock and poultry...

NMPAN Affiliates Illinois

Small Meat Processors Updated: October 17, 2013

  iamp@aeroinc.netwww.illinoismeatprocessors.com  Dr. Arion Thiboumery Iowa State University Ames, IA (415) 260-6890arion@iastate.eduDr....

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