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Report describes economic value of manure


October 31, 2008
By University of Minnesota Extension

pigs01October 31, 2008 – A recent
University of Minnesota publication – The “Other Fertilizer” The
Economic Value Of Swine Finishing Manure – discusses a method for
determining manure value as a fertilizer replacement, reports results
of a three-year on-farm study of actual manure value realized on
Minnesota swine finishing farms, and also discusses issues observed
with manure dry matter level influences on manure value.

October 31, 2008 – A recent University of Minnesota publication – The Other Fertilizer: The Economic Value Of Swine Finishing Manure – discusses a method for determining manure value as a fertilizer replacement, reports results of a three-year on-farm study of actual manure value realized on Minnesota swine finishing farms, and also discusses issues observed with manure dry matter level influences on manure value.

pigs01The basic observations on manure value reported in the bulletin apply to all livestock species and both liquid and solid forms of manure but the study and most attention is directed at liquid swine finishing manure.

The report is available on the Web at: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/cropsystems/M1234.html.

Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Swine Extension Update.


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