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Get down and dirty at 2013 Manure Expo

July 22, 2013  by Manure Manager

On August 20 and 21, 2013 – for the first time ever – the North American Manure Expo is being hosted north of the U.S. border.

A 100-acre field of wheat stubble – located at the Arkell Research Station of the University of Guelph, home to the Ontario Agricultural College – will be transformed into a showcase for all things manure. The site is located minutes from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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

On Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., a pump school – themed PCE Pump School 101 Short Course: Fundamentals of Planning a Dragline System – will educate attendees on understanding pump performance curves and calculating friction loss. Later in the morning, interested parties can take part in a 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 dealing with 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. Guest speakers will be attending from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

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. The day will end with a presentation on the dangers of gases in enclosed places plus a manure spill demonstration.

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 filled with other goodies. To register or for more information – including directions and suggestions on where to stay – visit

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.

The 2013 edition of the Manure Expo is being planned and organized with the assistance of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs, Annex Business Media, various volunteers within the manure management and livestock industries plus Manure
Manager magazine.


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