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Animal Housing—Dietary Manipulation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Dietary Manipulation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This fact sheet features diet manipulation as a management practice to address odor and emissions coming from animal housing and manure storage systems. Reducing nutrients in manure can lead to reductions in emissions. Reducing nutrients in manure is broken into two main areas, nutrient input reduction and nutrient form modification. This fact sheet describes both methods.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Freshwater Aquarium Management, Richard Clayton Aug 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Freshwater Aquarium Management, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Find tips on selecting and maintaining a home aquarium. Consider tank size and shape, stand and positioning, hood, filters, air pumps, heaters, ornaments and hiding places. Also tips for fish purchasing and stocking, water changes and cleaning, disease and treatment, and algae problems.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Aquatic Plant Management, Richard Clayton Aug 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Aquatic Plant Management, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Discover biological, chemical and integrated management methods to control aquatic weeds.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Building Quality Ponds, Richard Clayton Jun 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Building Quality Ponds, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A quality pond stores the cleanest water possible. This publication describes suitable water sources and the design and maintenance of water impoundments.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Use Of Copper Compounds In Aquatic Systems, Richard Clayton Jun 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Use Of Copper Compounds In Aquatic Systems, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Find out how to safely use copper compounds to control algae in farm ponds. Determine dosage rates for your pond size and water type, select proper tools, and know best handling methods.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Cage Fish Culture, Richard Clayton, Joseph E. Morris Jun 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Cage Fish Culture, Richard Clayton, Joseph E. Morris

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Cage culture of fish uses existing water resources but encloses the fish in a cage or basket that allows water to pass freely between the fish and the pond. Consider the advantages and disadvantages. Also read about details of site selection, cage construction, species suitable for cage culture, and more.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Getting Started In Aquaculture Enterprises, Richard Clayton May 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Getting Started In Aquaculture Enterprises, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Things to consider to begin a fish farming enterprise regarding production, facilities, marketing, and legal issues.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Calculation And Conversion For Fisheries, Richard Clayton Feb 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Calculation And Conversion For Fisheries, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Includes information to calculate surface areas, depth, and water volume as well as various useful conversions.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Is Fish Farming For You?, Joseph E. Morris Jan 2009

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Is Fish Farming For You?, Joseph E. Morris

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Fish farming, or aquaculture, has attracted the attention of farmers, landowners, and investors as an alternative agriculture enterprise in Iowa. If you are considering fish farming, this checklist may help you determine whether it’s feasible.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Intensive Aquaculture Systems, Richard Clayton Dec 2008

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Intensive Aquaculture Systems, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Interest in aquaculture (fish farming) is increasing. This brochure provides potential aquaculturists with information to help them objectively study the feasibility of adding intensive aquaculture to their farming enterprises.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Water Quality, Richard Clayton Aug 2008

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Water Quality, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Water, the most important component for raising fish, is often the most neglected factor. The purpose of this publication is to assist the fish farmer or pond owner in pond management.


Managing Iowa Fisheries: Farm Ponds, Richard Clayton Jun 2008

Managing Iowa Fisheries: Farm Ponds, Richard Clayton

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Ponds are, at times, both complex and simple ecosystems. Pond complexity depends on the food webs involving many types of organisms. This publication addresses concerns of landowners who wish to continue to enjoy their farm ponds.


Off-Stream Water, Shade And Nutritional Supplementation To Modify Animal Behavior, James R. Russell, Matthew M. Haan, Daryl R. Strohbehn Jun 2006

Off-Stream Water, Shade And Nutritional Supplementation To Modify Animal Behavior, James R. Russell, Matthew M. Haan, Daryl R. Strohbehn

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Another way to manage pasture water for positive water quality is to modify animal behavior. Find out about providing off-stream water, shade, and nutritional supplementation.


Practices To Reduce Dust And Particulates From Livestock Operations Flowchart, Wendy J. Powers Jan 2005

Practices To Reduce Dust And Particulates From Livestock Operations Flowchart, Wendy J. Powers

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Practices to control dust and particulate emissions associated with livestock can be applied to animal housing and manure storage areas. This fact sheet is designed to provide producers with information on relative costs and effectiveness of dust and particulate control practices. This fact sheet accompanies, Practices to Reduce Dust and Particulates from Livestock Operations , (PM 1973a).


Practices To Reduce Dust And Particulates From Livestock Operations, Wendy J. Powers Jul 2004

Practices To Reduce Dust And Particulates From Livestock Operations, Wendy J. Powers

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Practices to control particulate and dust emissions associated with livestock production can be applied to animal housing and manure storage areas. This document provides an overview of various practices for each situation, highlights their advantages and disadvantages, and allows producers to make informed choices after evaluating production and economic aspects of their operations


Air Quality And Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin Mar 2003

Air Quality And Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Air quality and potential gaseous emission from animal feeding operations (AFOs) are a concern among Iowans. Rural residents are concerned with odors and emissions from AFOs that may affect their health, property values, and the environment. Livestock producers are concerned with possible effects on their own family members and employees, the environment, and the health and productivity of the livestock.


Swine System Options For Iowa, Mark S. Honeyman, Liz Weber May 1996

Swine System Options For Iowa, Mark S. Honeyman, Liz Weber

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Learn about alternatives to large-scale hog confinement and the management, economics and environmental implications of outdoor pig production.