Hog Manure Transport Underground Pipeline: Preliminary Feasibility Study

Project: MLMMI 2013-03


The objective of this project is to provide a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of using pipelines to transport liquid from livestock farms with inadequate land to recycle the nutrients to farms in phosphorus deficient areas.


DGH Engineering Ltd.,
12 Aviation Blvd.
St. Andrews, MB.
R1A 3N5


Status: Completed
Started: 2014-03-26
Completed: 2014-10-30

Funding Partners: This project received funding 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 received funds from Manitoba Pork Council for this project. Growing Forward 2 funding: $19,267; Manitoba Pork Council Funding: $19,267

Amount Funded: $38,534.00
Performer Funded: $0.00
Total Cost: $38,534.00


Note to Reader concerning Phosphorus 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.

This study was a preliminary investigation of the feasibility of liquid manure transportation via pipeline in terms of legislative requirements, technical issues and economic considerations.


Final Report

Manitoba Pork represents 613 Manitoba hog farms