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OCAMM odds & ends

Liquid manure application

From Stan Smith (OSU):
Hauling pen pack manure. Glen Arnold, OSU Extension, shares tips for handling and applying pen pack manure to get the most nutrient value from it.     Article

From Manure Manager:
Manure and soil samples available to (Ohio) pork producers at reduced costs. The Ohio Pork Council, Brookside Labs, Menke Consulting Inc., and Ohio State University Extension are providing this  incentive to help producers learn more about effectively using their manure nutrients.     Details 

Handling variability in manure nitrogen with manure analysis. The N content of dairy manure has been shown to be 20-40% higher or lower than book values. To determine the best application rate, researchers recommend lab analysis of manure samples collected immediately after agitation or from several locations.     Article

Gleaned from the April 20th LPELC Webinar:
The effort of waste. An overview on manure management, including storage, treatments, and advanced technologies.     Article  

Preparing an odor management plan.  The University of Minnesota provides guideline for identifying odor sources and their relative intensity, understanding odor control options, and developing an odor management plan.     Details

Small scale solutions for your farm. USDA information sheets cover a variety of topics on manure management for smaller livestock producers, including nutrients, storage, odor control, composting, and runoff control.     Article  

From National Hog Farmer:
Smithfield Foods team up with Anuvia Plant Nutrients to develop bio-based sustainable fertilizer products. Hog manure solids will be used to create a commercial-grade fertilizer that provides organic matter as well as nutrients to the soil.    Article

And, more on NC hog farms from ABC Biogas News:
Hog waste suits may bring change.  Neighbors of a Smithfield Foods large hog farm were awarded $50 million in damages from alleged odors, flies, and drifting manure liquids. Such suits may lead to adoption of other treatment technologies.     Article

In North Carolina, hog waste is becoming a streamlined fuel source. Duke University’s transition to using renewable biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) of hog manure in its boiler may increase adoption AD technology at other swine farms.     Article

From Morning AgClips:
Remnants of antibiotics persist in farm waste.  A study concluded that anaerobic digestion  and osmosis of dairy manure do not eliminate antibiotics, although they may be reduced in liquid streams. The researcher noted that composting may be effective and that there are numerous sources of antibiotics in the environment.     Article