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February 17, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Agitation boats can be used to help recycle waste
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Hydrogen sulfide education

An Iowa father and son and a Wisconsin father and son died in July when they were overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas in manure pits. >> Read full article

Poking pig manure in soil

Virgil E. Gutshall Sr. has allowed the family hog farm to be a guinea pig of sorts for hog farmers everywhere who want to use swine manure as injected fertilizer and do away with liquid nitrogen costs. >> Read full article

Manure management workshop in PA

Lebanon County Conservation District will hold a free Manure Management Plan workshop on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lebanon Valley Agricultural Center at 2120 Cornwall Road in North Cornwall Township. >> Read full article

 Sponsor’s Message 
Digi Star

Balancing profit with crop needs

A specialist in mobile agriculture weighing systems, Digi-Star has taken its technology and experience in the dairy feed weighing business and applied it to manure spreaders. Combining electronic filtering with its own “secret sauce,” the company’s system is capable of providing an accurate manure weight even when a spreader is bouncing and moving in operation. With this information, “as applied” records are produced, allowing farmers access to data on the time, location and specific amount of manure applied. The public wants to know farmers are being stewards of the land and Digi-Star is helping provide the data. >> Learn More

 Featured News 
Agitation boats can be used to help recycle waste

Agitation boats can be used to help recycle waste

Remote-controlled boats could be a valuable tool for helping Georgia dairymen recycle waste on their farms, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientists. Every day, dairy farmers must clean and maintain cattle barns, which includes washing out the manure that accumulates daily. This manure is sent to a lagoon located on-site, where it is stored before it is spread on fields as fertilizer. Over time, the solids in the waste settle to the bottom of the lagoon. >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 

2016 Golden State Dairy Management Conference

March 8-10, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - Seaside, Calif. >> More Info

Large Dairy Herd Management Conference

May 1-4, 2016
Location: Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort & Conference Center, Oakbrook, Ill. >> More Info

2016 North American Manure Expo

August 3-4, 2016
Location: London, Ohio >> More Info