Pit gases pose danger in beef barns
February 2, 2017 by Cattle Network
February 2, 2017 – Hydrogen sulfide gas is a serious issue both in and around barns with liquid manure storage.
The decomposition of organic matter in manure results in the release of several gases: ammonia, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen sulfide among them. Most of the time these gases are emitted at low levels, but any time manure is being agitated or pumped, or the surface is disturbed, hydrogen sulfide can be rapidly released. READ MORE