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Manure field day for IA dairies, feedlots


July 6, 2011
By Iowa State University Extension

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Manure field day for IA dairies, feedlots


Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) are
hosting a manure management field day July 13 at the Mike Bettin feedlot in Sac
County.

July 6, 2011, Ames, IA –
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) are
hosting a manure management field day July 13 at the Mike Bettin feedlot in Sac
County.

The field day, which is set
for 1 to 4 p.m., will provide information on manure management issues and offer
alternative manure handling options for open feedlots and dairies with less
than 1,000 animal units. ISU Extension beef program specialist Beth Doran said
there’s a lot of confusion about the definition of a medium-sized concentrated
animal feeding operation (CAFO) and who might need a permit.

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ISU Extension
agricultural engineering program specialist Shawn Shouse will present
information on the definition of a medium CAFO and how feedlot operators can
work with the definition,” said Doran.

Other topics at the field
day include manure storage and handling, technical assistance and cost-share
opportunities and using a manure analysis in the cropping system.

“Feedlot and dairy
producers can no longer discharge feedlot effluent into a road ditch, so this
year’s field day features a demonstration of an economical way to pump feedlot
effluent from a solids settling system,” ISU Extension agricultural engineering
program specialist Kris Kohl said. “There will also be a demonstration on how
to calibrate a manure spreader to achieve the correct application rate.”

The Bettin feedlot is
located 2.24 miles north of the intersection of Highway 175 and Highway 71. The
specific address is 3087 Highway 71, Odebolt, and the field day will be held at
the north feedlot.

Attendance is free, thanks
to a grant from IBC.

For more information,
contact Doran at 712-737-4230 or at doranb@iastate.edu.
You can also contact Kohl at 712-732-5056 or at kkohl1@iastate.edu.

A flyer is available by
clicking here.


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