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Livestock emissions lower than previously thought: new research

A study recently conducted in the Republic of Ireland discovered that average nitrous oxide emissions from livestock manure patches were substantially lower than previously thought.

Time the key ingredient in mass livestock mortality composting

With the challenges posed by COVID-19, increased on-farm livestock mortalities are an unwelcome reality. The University of Minnesota has created a resource for composting animal mortalities safely and completely.

Clover Hill Dairy in Wisconsin the site of new RNG project

The Wisconsin dairy’s upgraded anaerobic digester will now produce renewable natural gas that the farm will sell for additional income, on top of the environmental and community benefits.
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Improving manure through feed quality

Managing and cycling nutrients – in animals through feed rations, in soils through manure applications and back through crops – is a fine balance. Adjusting animal diet is one way to influence both manure nutrient output and animal health. Testing for the nutrient needs of your soil and nutrient content in manure is the first step towards effective management. » Read more...
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Turkey power

Farmville, NC is the site of the Carolina Poultry Power facility, which converts turkey litter from many nearby poultry farms to electricity. Rich Deming, CEO of Power Resource Group, has been interested in turning waste products into renewable energy for over a decade for the environmental and economic benefits, and the Farmville facility is his first solo venture. » Read more...

New changes to animal care enforcement services

Local police services have taken over the responsibility for inspection and enforcement activities of animal cruelty laws for all livestock and equine in Ontario. » Read more

Farm property incursions are a risk to animals and families

Ontario farm groups emphasize the risks of letting animal rights activists trespass on farms without legal consequences. » Read more

NPPC cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as precaution

Concerns about the spread of African swine fever have led the National Pork Producers Council to cancel the 2019 World Pork Expo. » Read more