When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted.
Brothers Ed and Tom Maljaars went into business together in 2004. They bought a working, 80-acre dairy in Rosedale, B.C., and moved their families out to homes on the property.
The 2011 spring is a reminder of how few days we may have to complete all our spring work; there may not be an opportunity for manure application.
Continued production of compost using their dairy manure was just too good of an opportunity to pass up for the operators of Nebraska’s Prairieland Dairy, even when they switched from organic compost to inorganic sand bedding.
As editor of Manure Manager magazine, I keep myself abreast of happenings in the world of livestock and poultry production across North America and, sometimes, the world.
Since nutrients are brought onto a dairy farm in the form of feed and fertilizer, an equivalent amount of nutrients needs to be removed from the farm to make it sustainable.
February 1, 2011, Walla Walla, WA – Organix, Inc. of Walla Walla, WA, recently announced that it has begun shipping its horticultural peat moss alternative, RePeet™, from a dairy in Yakima County, WA.
Recently, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released its first progress report, entitled the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment Progress Report, updating the public on what advances the dairy industry has made toward reducing its environmental impact.
Cows may be getting a bum rap over their greenhouse gas emissions — or not. Mathematical equations used in predicting cows’ methane emissions are inaccurate and need improvement to help dairy farmers mitigate greenhouse gas releases
The newest installation is on a dairy heifer calf raising facility near Albany, N.Y. The facility maintains 2,000 head when full. The farm’s new composting and heat recovery system will help to eliminate the operation’s dependence on propane, while reducing diesel, electric and grid-based energy dependence.

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