Project: MLMMI 2015-07
This project will result in the development of Beneficial Nutrient Management Practices for facilities with two-cell hog manure earthen manure storage (EMS) systems. It will quantify dry matter and nutrient levels in two-cell EMS’s and characterize how the solids and nutrient concentrations change throughout the pump-out based on three selected pump-out approaches.
Cliff Loewen and Scott Dick
Agra-Gold Consulting Ltd.
Landmark, MB. R0A 0X0
Funding Partners: This project received support from the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI). MLMMI is funded by the Canada and Manitoba governments through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. MLMMI also receives funds from the Manitoba Pork Council. Growing Forward 2 funding: $9,161 Manitoba Pork Council funding: $9,162 Total amount funded: $18,323
Amount Funded: $18,742.00
Performer Funded: $0.00
Total Cost: $18,742.00
Interim report due Jan 4, 2016
Final report received Dec 31, 2016
Note to Reader concerning Phosphorous Redistribution Projects
In order to comply with current provincial manure management regulations, livestock producers in phosphorus surplus areas of Manitoba have to implement ways to redistribute nutrients to phosphorus deficient areas. The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) is undertaking a series of projects to find effective affordable solutions for producers. This report is one of these projects.
All options available to producers in phosphorus surplus areas are under consideration. These include but are not limited to manure separation, manure handling and storage, and liquid manure transportation. This report is only one of many options that are under consideration.
Two Cell manure storage systems can be a highly effective manure treatment system using simple gravitational settling. This project illustrates that pump out strategies or BMP's can be manipulated using common agitation tools and pumping or transport methods to meet agronomic P205 crop requirements and comply with current Manitoba environmental regulations.
BE SURE TO SEE THE THREE VIDEOS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT UNDER OUR 'NEWS SECTION'