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October 15, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Sniffing out the source of beef manure odors
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Effects of dairy slurry on alfalfa silage fermentation

Dairy producers frequently ask questions about the risks associated with applying dairy slurry to growing alfalfa. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of applying dairy slurry on nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of alfalfa balage. >> Read full article

Indiana gives early OK to off-site manure ponds

A state panel gave preliminary approval to Indiana‚Äôs first rules governing big stand-alone ponds and lagoons built to hold manure trucked in from livestock farms. >> Read full article

German farmer puts cow in diapers

Definitely one for the weird files, two cows wore extra-large custom-made diapers as a German farmer staged a protest against European Union rules this week. >> Read full article

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Sniffing out the source of beef manure odors

A recent study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists indicated that just three compounds in beef manure were responsible for generating over two-thirds of detectable odors. These findings by ARS agricultural engineers Bryan Woodbury and John Gilley could help with developing techniques for controlling objectionable odors from manure used to amend crop fields. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports USDA's priority of responding to climate change. >> Learn More…

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Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Man.
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Southwest Agricultural Conference

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 to Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
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