Employment their way: Dirty work
July 5, 2012 by Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Minnesota – Darin Voigt puts up with a lot of crap on his side job – literally.
Voigt, along with his brothers, pumps hog manure from feedlots onto fields as a job to supplement income at the family farm near Taopi.
The Voigts use the drag hose method to move the manure, where a main pump is placed at a barn’s manure pit. The waste runs through a high-pressure pump that transfers the waste through six-inch hoses. The hoses hook up to an applicator connected to a chisel on back of a tractor that mixes the manure in with the soil in nearby fields. READ MORE