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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...

Integrating Manure into Feed Ration Optimization

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Ration optimization models currently minimize the purchase price of feeds used to meet nutrient requirements.  Not...

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...

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...

Anaerobic Digestion - Highlights of Successful Project Feasibility Studies

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

Feasibility studies are a form of decision-making tool that require research, data collection and analysis to evaluate investments in new technology or...

Goat Economics

Goats Updated: February 23, 2015


Minnesota Watershed Nitrogen Reduction Planning Tool

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 05, 2015

Using the nitrogen reduction planning model involves three steps.  The first step is to select a watershed, enter hypothetical adoption rates for each BMP,...

Global Supply of Phosphate

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 14, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....There has been a great deal of press coverage in the past few years about the supplies and reserves of rock...

How much does it cost to start a vineyard?

Grapes Updated: August 06, 2013

There are many variables that will impact costs, from vine spacing to the price of steel on any given day. However, the basic materials necessary for...

What does the acronym SIR mean?

Home Energy Updated: December 01, 2011

SIR refers to "Savings to Investment Ratio." It is basically a calculation of whether a modification to a home will pay for itself in energy savings.  SIR is...

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