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Animal Waste Utilization - Effective Use of Manure as a Soil by J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

By J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

This distinct publication examines the helpful features of animal waste as a soil source - no longer easily as an agricultural derivative with minimum useful use. issues comprise o kinds of cattle waste - swine, fowl, dairy o tools and administration of waste usage o garage, dealing with, processing and alertness of animal waste o offering crop meals o economics of waste usage o new modeling and administration ideas o nonpoint resource pollutants, water caliber, leaching, and air caliber.

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In: Soils and Men: 1938 USDA Yearbook of Agriculture. C. UWEX-WDATCP. 1989. Nutrient and Pesticide Best Management Practice for Wisconsin Farms. University of Wisconsin Extension Publication (A3466) and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Technical Bulletin ARM-1, Madison, Wisconsin. Wolkowski, R. 1992. A step-by-step guide to nutrient management. University of Wisconsin Extension Publication (A3578), Madison, Wisconsin. Zeitlin, R. 1977. Germans in Wisconsin. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

45 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 I. Introduction Economics offers helpful insights regarding livestock waste management. The first section reviews fundamental economic forces at the consumer and producer levels affecting livestock production. The second section reviews the economics of waste management alternatives at the firm level. The third section examines why some waste management alternatives chosen by firms may be economically inefficient from society’s viewpoint, and then some public policy mechanisms to improve waste management decisions are summarized.

L. Forster Table 1. 8 a Ranges are attributable to differences in handling, storage and application technologies. ) spread. Exceptions are open lot and lagoon systems which permit greater loss of potassium and phosphorus than do other systems. Benefits from these nutrients can be realized if they are effectively utilized. Ineffective use occurs when manure is applied at high application rates to nearby fields in order to reduce transportation distance. Generally, high application rates reduce the economic benefits of manure.

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