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Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the characteristics of different types of manure storage facilities. Factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility are discussed. Manure storage facilities discussed include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the need for manure storage facilities.


Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well managed to prevent environmental concerns from developing. Probably the single most important requirement in operating and maintaining a manure storage facility is to ensure that the facility does not overflow or discharge.


Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the nutrient loss and retention characteristics of different types of manure storage. The concentration of nutrients in manure storage facilities is important for planning land application activities. Nutrient concentration is usually the critical factor in determining the amount of manure to be spread per acre of land. Manure systems similar in type and management may have characteristically similar concentrations of manure nutrients.


Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility. Manure storage facilities covered include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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As livestock operations become larger and numbers of employees more numerous, safety becomes a critical issue in manure storage.


Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Mar 2004

Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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Lagoons combine storage and treatment functions and thus are more sensitive to management inputs than are solid or slurry facilities. The establishment and maintenance of desirable microbiological populations in lagoons requires more specific procedures in the way lagoons are loaded and monitored.


The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher Feb 2004

The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher

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Increasing The Safety Of Livestock Facilities, Jill Webster Jan 2001

Increasing The Safety Of Livestock Facilities, Jill Webster

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Working with animals in production agriculture carries with it a certain amount of inherent risk. Handling facilities are vital to the success of any cattle operation and provide for the quick, safe, and easy handling of cattle.


Atv Safety, Rhonda Miller, Mark Gonzalez Jan 2001

Atv Safety, Rhonda Miller, Mark Gonzalez

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The ATV is a popular form of recreation and a valuable piece of work equipment. Since the mid 1980's, the ATV has found increasing use in agriculture. ATVs provide agriculturalists with convenience and efficiency in transportation as well as for a wide variety of other purposes.


Ignoring Variation: Are We Missing Opportunities?, Behave Jan 2000

Ignoring Variation: Are We Missing Opportunities?, Behave

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This publication discusses the fact that each individual person and animal is so unique from one another and the opportunity to study and learn about the differences rather than the similarities and averages is often passed up.


Ten Commandments Of Tractor Safety, Jill Webster Jan 1999

Ten Commandments Of Tractor Safety, Jill Webster

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Know your tractor. Most farmers know their machines well, but what about new farm help, or a neighbor’s tractor? Always look at the operators manual before operating an unfamiliar machine. Know the location of each control. Locations of important items, PTO levers for example, vary from one manufacturer to another.


Horse Safety It's Just Good Sense"", Jill Webster Jan 1999

Horse Safety It's Just Good Sense"", Jill Webster

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Utahns experience more horse injuries than any other states in the west.


Cold Weather Health And Safety, Jill Webster Jan 1999

Cold Weather Health And Safety, Jill Webster

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Farm and ranch work in cold weather can be life threatening. Cold related illnesses and injuries, such as hypothermia and frostbite, are serious on their own, but they can also increase the risk of other types of accidents. Even mild hypothermia (low body temperature) causes loss of coordination, and impairs the victim’s judgment. Frostbite causes a loss in dexterity in the hands and feet, as well as serious discomfort. Both can affect the victim’s ability to work safely. It is important to remember that hypothermia can occur in mild as well as severe weather.


Risks For Children In Agriculture, Jill Webster Jan 1999

Risks For Children In Agriculture, Jill Webster

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Nationally, an estimated 300 boys and girls under 20 years of age die each year in farming accidents nationally. In fact, children under 16 years old account for 20% of farm fatalities in the U.S.


Drug Residues And Food Safety, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Drug Residues And Food Safety, Clell Bagley

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Complaints and demands from consumers concerning a product usually occur after an incident involving injury, illness or death. However, this was not the case with the Alar scare with apples and it is not the case with the concern for drug residues in food animal products.


Preventing Calf Losses, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Preventing Calf Losses, Clell Bagley

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Many beef producers and practicing veterinarians noted there were higher than normal calf death losses during the 1993 calving season. We were especially aware of the increased losses here in the western states, but there were also heavy losses in the midwest and east, so the problem was very widespread.