A Solid Vision
By Marg Land
A special welcome goes out to all who are reading this publication at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
A special welcome goes out to all who are reading this publication at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Welcome to the world of Manure Manager. Be sure to take some time and read this issue. If you like what you see and read, consider filling out a subscription form.
It was just over four years ago that publisher Perry Rosehill signed his name under the very first introduction to Manure Manager magazine. He outlined the vision for the publication: keeping farmers informed about how others are achieving success in the business of managing manure.
“Our vision with Manure Manager is to profile progressive operators,” he stated in the premiere issue from March/April 2003. “We’ll be telling the stories of livestock operators from across North America and how they are dealing with the challenges of the industry. How are they applying practical solutions to their unique manure management problems? What technologies are being applied? How well is the manure management strategy working? What measures have been taken to improve performance?”
These are important questions that readers will continue to find the answers to within the pages of Manure Manager and the May/June issue is no different. In this issue, readers will learn how the Brinker brothers of Missouri used the manure resulting from their 650 sow farrow-to-finish operation to improve soil fertility on over-worked cropland; discover how the manure produced by some 10,000 dairy cows will be used to produce bio-gas, which will then be
used to produce energy for 43 utilities and electric co-operatives serving more than one million people in Central Texas; be informed about two upcoming manure management learning opportunities in the US and Canada; and understand the work and research behind the creation of a remote-controlled airboat used to measure lagoon sludge.
In addition, Manure Manager’s regularly featured columns and departments are filled with important information to assist with manure management decisions, including the ‘Innovations’ column which features injection equipment this issue.
Thanks go out to all within the manure management industries who have been patient and helpful as Manure Manager went through a transfer in ownership. A special thank you is also owed to Perry Rosehill and Paul McDonald, Manure Manager’s editor emeritus, who were also of great assistance during this transition period.
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