Energy Consumption in Commercial Midwest Dairy Barns

Consumer interest and concern is growing in regards to sustainability of livestock production systems. Demand for reduced carbon emissions within agricultural systems has been growing along with increasing demand for food. Baseline fossil fuel consumption within agricultural systems, including dairy production, is scarce.

March 2018 Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to April: Equipment and Facilities for Managing Manure on Small Farms

The April webcast takes a look at small farms and will include the following segments and presenters. Be sure to join us!

  • Manure storage areas and related structures   (Jeffrey Porter, USDA-NRCS)
  • Poultry structures and facilities  (Casey Ritz, University of Georgia)
  • Equipment for use on small livestock farms, (Tommy Bass, Montana State University)
  • Composting on small livestock or equine farms (Carissa Wickens, University of Florida)

April 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT (1:30 CDT; 12:30 MDT; and 11:30 a.m.…

January 2018 Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to January: Are You Prepared?

What would you (or your clientele) do if a natural disaster hit your area? What changes should and do occur on a livestock operation during or following a natural disaster, not only to ensure the safety and care of the animals, but also the environments around the operation?…

September/October Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to November: Long-term study of manure on root crops

An eight-year study of manure in crop rotations that include root crops (sugar beets and potatoes) is taking a very comprehensive look at manure use. Researchers are studying everything from yields, soil health, characteristics of the harvested crop, nutrient runoff and leaching, and much more.…