Content tagged "poultry litter"

Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 27, 2015

Nutrients in feed is the primary source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that is imported to livestock and poultry farms. This webcast highlights a...

About the Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

The Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative is helping farmers demonstrate and evaluate the performance thermal technologies that convert surplus poultry litter to...

Start-Up Questions and Considerations for Manure-to-Energy Projects

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Thermal, manure-to-energy systems have great potential to benefit both farms and the environment, but they are still relatively new. The technology comes...

Weaver Farm, Pendleton County, West Virginia

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Mike Weaver grows broiler chickens in two poultry houses that are retrofitted with energy efficiency improvements. His farm includes a pond, 80 acres of...

Flintrock Farm Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Flintrock Farm has been in Dan Heller’s family since the 1940s. The 80-acre farm now includes 12 poultry houses with capacity for 330,000 birds. Dan was one...

Riverhill Farms Port Republic, Rockingham County, Virginia

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Glenn Rodes grows turkeys for Cargill, raising chicks in a 50’x 624’ brooder house before they are moved into one of four grow-out houses. Each year, the...

Rohrer Farm, Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Mark Rohrer's poultry houses are on land that has been farmed by his family for generations, currently in partnership with his brother and father. Mark owns...

Farm Manure-to-Energy Case Studies

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Case studies on thermal manure-based energy are an important way for farmers and service providers to learn from each other's experience. This page offers...

Benefits and Challenges of Manure-Based Energy

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Manure-to-energy systems on farms can deliver a number of economic benefits for farmers. They can also increase the amount of renewable energy in the United...

Introduction to Thermal Technologies for Generating Energy from Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

There are two general methods for producing energy from manure: the use of heat and the use of bacteria. This page is focused on the use of heat --...

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 16, 2015

Ash from poultry litter combustionPortions of this information were funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the USDA, U.S. EPA, and...

Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 04, 2015

Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and...

Determining Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions from Midwest Turkey Grow-Out Buildings

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 03, 2015

The objective of this multi-state and multidisciplinary project, funded by USDA CSREES NRI Air Quality Program, is to continuously quantify emissions of...

Manure Spills and Emergency Planning

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 12, 2014

Managing Manure Spills and AFO/CAFO Emergency Planning. This presentation was originally broadcast on July 9, 2010. More...What software do you need to view...

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 12, 2014

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting: A Natural Rendering Process. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 14, 2010. More...What software do...

Mitigating Air Emissions with Vegetative Environmental Buffers

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 12, 2014

This webcast gives the latest information on the effectiveness and value of Vegetative Environmental Buffers, especially as an approach to managing air...

Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling for the Pork Industry

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 30, 2014

Do the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of...

Biosecurity for Livestock and Poultry Manure Management

Most biosecurity plans are meant to protect animal and human health by preventing the spread of bacteria or other pathogens. Indirectly, effective...

Live from the National Water Quality Meetings

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 05, 2014

The first "road trip" for the webcast series. The presentations include: increasing on-farm composting capacity, horse farm best management practices, and...

Manure Application in No-Till

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2014

Novel Approaches to Manure Application in No-Till. This webcast features some of what has been learned about the agronomic, economic and environmental...

NAQSAT for Swine and Poultry

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2014

NAQSAT is a tool for determining opportunities to reduce air emissions from livestock farms. Part 2 of a two part series. Part 1 focused on Beef and Dairy...

Live from the National Poultry Waste Symposium

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2014

The webcast series went on the road to the National Poultry Waste Management Symposium in Greensboro, NC. We asked four of the presenters at the conference...

Controlling Ammonia and Air Emissions in Poultry Facilities

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2014

Interested in knowing more about air emissions from poultry operations and why there is growing interest in reducing ammonia emission? What are current...

Dissipation of Fine Particulates Downwind of Poultry Houses

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Air emissions from animal feeding operations have become a growing concern for producers and their neighbors.  Much...

Ammonia Recovery from Livestock Wastewater with Gas Permeable Membranes

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....This presentation shows a novel system that uses gas-permeable membranes to capture and recover ammonia from liquid...

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