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Support for On-farm Renewable Energy Schemes
The US has set some tough targets for renewable fuels and energy over the coming years, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Manure Stockpiling Guidelines
This time of year dairy producers are getting ready to clean out the various manure sources they have on the dairy farm, writes Wayne Schoper, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension. ...
Nitrogen Availability from Liquid Swine and Dairy Manure
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have compared predictions for nitrogen availability from dairy and pig manure in soils with practical results. They found generally good agreement but the variable with the greatest effect was the method of manure...
Different Manures and their Impact on Phosphorus Runoff
The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative, reports on the forms of phosphorus (P) in different manures and their impact on phosphorus runoff and leaching losses from manure amended soils....
Slurry Application Management for Optimum Fertilizer Value
Volatile fertilizer prices experienced in the last year have contributed to a large increase in the value of cattle slurry to the farmer, writes Stan Lalor in a Teagasc publication....
Substrates Increase On-farm Energy Production in Anaerobic Digesters
Farms that use substrates in their anaerobic digesters to produce biogas tend to produce more energy that those that do not, writes, Chris Harris, Senior Editor for TheCattleSite. ...
Drying Digestates from Biogas Plants
By Dipl.-Ing. agr. Janett Peschel, Big Dutchman International GmbH. Generating power from renewable energies is becoming increasingly important in Germany as well as on the international level....
Are Cattle Warming the Globe?
By Lori Weddle-Schott, University of Minnesota Beef Team and Paula Waggoner, Capricorn Communications - Consumers want to save the environment as long as it’s not inconvenient....
Applying Manure to Alfalfa
By K.A. Kelling and M.A. Schmitt, publishee by The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison....
Ammonia Emissions and Safety
By Atta Atia, PhD. - Manure Management Specialist Technical Services Division, Ropin The Web, Alberta Government. Livestock production is a major contributor of ammonia emissions. ...
Composting and Other Alternatives for Manure Processing
By F.J. Larney, Lethbridge Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ropin The Web, Alberta Government....
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