Understanding and applying real world experiences associated with separated hog solids management to Manitoba

Project: MLMMI 2012-06


Evaluate existing commercial practices in other juristictions where separated swine solids are currently being managed. Focus on current practices for handling, marketing and valuing separated solids and determine how this could apply in Manitoba.


Agra-Gold Consulting Ltd.


Status: Completed
Started: 2012-06-01
Completed: 2013-04-30

Funding Partners: who have contributed to MLMMI in support of this project:
This project is funded by the Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (ARDI) under the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward Initiative - $26,375
Manitoba Pork Council - $26,375

Amount Funded: $52,750.00
Performer Funded: $8,610.00
Total Cost: $61,360.00


Progress Report: Sept 1, 2012
Progress Report: Dec. 31, 2012
Final Report: April 30, 2013


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.

This project obtained basic knowledge from other jurisdictions where producers are already handling and marketing separated hog solids. The overall objective was to understand proven best management practices and assess their applicability to Manitoba.

This project includes an excel based farm calculator.


Progress Report - Oct 2012
Final Report
Excel Based Model

Manitoba Pork represents 614 Manitoba hog farms