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Canada getting down and dirty with 2013 North American Manure Expo


June 28, 2013
By Manure Manager

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Photo courtesy of Paul Sontrop.

Jun. 27, 2013, Guelph, Ont – On August 20 and 21, 2013, for the first time ever, the North American Manure Expo will be hosted north of the U.S. border at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, located minutes from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The theme of the 2013 event is “Getting It Right: Precision manure application.”

On Aug. 20, a morning pump school is being held to educate operators on proper running and maintenance of manure pumps. Later in the morning, interested parties can take part in a half-day bus tour featuring lagoon agitation equipment demonstrations, a stop at a dairy-based anaerobic digester plus a tour of Husky Farm Equipment’s manufacturing location in Alma, Ont.

Education and demonstration events will be held Aug. 21. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear the newest information on manure management – including handling compaction issues, valuing manure resources, utilizing precision application tools, comparisons of different manure application methods, what the future of manure management and application may look like plus technology demonstrations. Expo visitors will also have an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in manure handling equipment, including demonstrations of solid and liquid manure spreaders plus composting equipment.

Attendance is free to all events but pre-registration is required. All registered attendees will receive a limited edition Manure Expo hat plus a delegate bag of other goodies. To register or for more information, visit www.manureexpo2013.com.

With the expo’s 2013 stop in Canada, the show will truly become a North American event. The manure expo first came about in 2001, when the University of Wisconsin was approached by several custom manure applicators from around the region requesting a show that provided side-by-side comparisons of agitation and manure application equipment. This led to the first show being held in Prairie du Sac, Wis., during August 2001. In order to have the deepest impact on the North American manure industry, the expo is a travelling show. Over its history, the event has been held in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.