Project: MLMMI 2013-04
This project will:
- Update our understanding of the costs and equipment requirements of relocating phosphorus in the form of liquid manure using trucks and tankers.
- Report on Best Management Practices that are being used in other regions to minimize the impact of manure transportation on infrastructure.
- Provide producers with a manure transport calculator that will help them calculate the minimum volume of manure their farm needs to transport.
DGH Engineering Ltd.,
12 Aviation Blvd.,
St. Andrews, MB R1A 3N5
Funding Partners: 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: $13,779 Manitoba Pork Council funding: $13,779 Total amount funded: $27,558
Amount Funded: $27,558.00
Performer Funded: $0.00
Total Cost: $27,558.00
Final report complete October, 2014
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.
One option is to consider transportation of liquid livestock manure using trucks and tankers. The objectives of this project were to update our understanding of the costs and equipment requirements of relocating phosphorus using trucks and tankers. This project also contains a manure transport calculator that producers can use in calculating the volume of manure their farm will need to transport.