Where does all the poop go?

Pig manure is a valued organic fertilizer that has been used by farmers for over 10,000 years to build and maintain soil health. When manure is used to enrich soil, there is much less need for synthetic, imported or non-renewable fertilizer.

Poop collection, storage and injection

The Facts on Phosphorus and Manure in Manitoba

There are many contributors to Lake Winnipeg’s condition. Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board developed the following list of phosphorous contributors.

  • 53% outside sources (32% USA)
  • 17% natural and undefined sources (e.g. septic fields)
  • 15% agriculture (of which hogs contribute only 1.5%)
  • 9% municipal/Winnipeg wastewater
  • 6% atmospheric

Source: Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board December 2006 report Reducing Nutrient Loading to Lake Winnipeg and its Watershed

Poop Injection

Did You Know:

  • Over 85% of all pig manure is injected into the soil. This prevents manure from running into streams and lakes.
  • Manitoba’s larger pork producers (300 Animal Units or more) submit annual manure management plans, keep detailed manure application records, complete annual soil testing and manure analysis, and share their environmental records with the provincial government.
  • Before pig manure is applied to a farm field, the soil must be tested for nutrient levels.
  • By law, farmers must not allow manure to run off into waterways.
 

We are part of the solution

Pig poop organic fertilizer

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