Compost

IL manure share program has limited users February 2017

Illinois Manure Share is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials in contact with livestock owners Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MD spends $1M/year to transport chicken litter January 2017

Supporters say the Perdue AgriRecycle facility is one solution for chicken farmers on the Eastern Shore who need to get rid of manure. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Compost bedding good for cow claw health November 2016

The use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for cow claw health according to a study by Austrian researchers Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

System at MN dairy is good for cows, environment November 2016

Dorrich Dairy, just south of Glenwood, has a new manure composting system that converts manure into bedding for the cows. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

TMC, Menicon launch manure composting product October 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) & contact lens manufacturer Menicon Co., Ltd. (Menicon) have jointly developed a new liquid livestock manure composting product Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Composted manure has drawback September 2016

Mary Ann Doré had the best of intentions when she designed and built a new dairy barn in 2011. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Learn about composting livestock manure in IL September 2016

Nutrients in surface waters that head toward the Gulf of Mexico are a big issue. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MD awards $1.7 million for manure management projects September 2016

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has awarded $1.7 million in grants for two animal waste management technology projects in Somerset & Anne Arundel counties Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cementing a composting solution August 2016

The Winchell family farm in Alberta is relatively small – around 300 laying hens, 70 sheep, as well as a number of pigs and cattle. But not long ago, the 120-acre farm raised around 12,500 layer breeders as well as 4,200 egg laying ducks for the Filipino and Vietnamese market. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NC State compost barn catches fire August 2016

A compost barn for North Carolina State University’s Chicken Educational Unit, which contained manure from the chicken and turkey coops, caught fire recently. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Composting Versus Stockpiling August 2016

In North America, antibiotics are routinely administered to livestock for treating cases of disease and in some jurisdictions, they are given at sub-therapeutic Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

JBS project could resolve manure issues August 2016

For years, JBS has struggled with the handling of waste material from its meatpacking plant in Grand Island. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Composting Bison manure July 2016

The American bison is making a comeback and a North Dakota-based, start-up company called Bison Compost LLC is hoping this translates into growing sales for the Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ohio cattle operation uses manure composting July 2016

After years of hauling liquid manure from their Fairfield County beef operation, Robert and Andy Wolfinger decided they needed to do something different Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Building a compost empire June 2016

Welcome to the manure fortress, said Tim Sigrist, stretching his arms to show off three acres of composting manure. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tackling the yield challenge May 2016

In 2013, eastern Canadian potato growers were concerned: they were not seeing the yield increases experienced by growers throughout the rest of North America. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MO manure operation gets green light March 2016

Boone County Commission unanimously approved a rezoning request for a horse manure composting operation west of Columbia. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Creative composting February 2016

Manure can be a valuable commodity, if the distance to haul it isn’t too large and if it’s composted. Composted manure has very little odor and the weed seeds have been killed. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How to compost 150,000 chickens January 2016

One of the main challenges posed by the avian flu outbreak that has impacted the U.S. poultry industry in the past year is how to safely and effectively dispose Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Composted poultry bedding yields big savings December 2015

Ask any poultry or dairy farmer, and they will say that bedding is one of their highest input costs, with kiln dried wood shavings a common choice for both these operations. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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