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Technology keeps WI cows comfortable

Dukestead Acres is no stranger to technology, using automated calf feeders, cow brushes and alley scrapers on their farm. More recently, the rural Abbotsford farm installed an automated bedding machine, one of the first in the U.S.

Hydrogen sulfide awareness training online

Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatchewan is offering a four-hour Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness Training Workshop for anyone working in an intensive livestock operation or anyone involved with the handling of liquid manure, specifically employees and owner-operators in the swine, dairy and liquid manure transportation industries.

Mixed bedding material may reduce smell

Based on the results of past research, bedding mixtures containing pine shavings produce less odors and have lower levels of total E. coli compared to bedding mixtures containing other crop- and wood-based materials.
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Poultry power in America’s Broiler Belt

North Carolina is described as the heart of the “American Broiler Belt.” With the poultry industry still expanding to some extent in the state and less land being available for manure application due to population growth and urban sprawl, alternative uses for poultry litter are being urgently explored.

North Carolina Renewable Power (NCRP), a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power, has taken up the challenge and is running with its hard-earned success. The company brought in experts from around the globe and converted a dormant coal-fired power plant in Lumberton, NC, to a co-gen plant that uses both poultry waste and wood as fuels.
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South Dakota Pork Congress

January 10-11, 2018
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Minnesota Pork Congress

January 16-17, 2018
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin Annual Meeting

January 18-19, 2018
Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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