Manure Collection & Application

Manure collection

Manure collection, moving manure from the barn to storage, and from storage to land application, is a critical part of the manure management system. Factors such as site topography, building layout, climate, and management style impact type of conveyance. Capital and operating costs, as well as the maintenance requirements, need to be considered.

Manure application

The primary use for manure is as a plant fertilizer in crop fields. Its application allows utilization of nutrients to create healthier soil. When land-applied from the right source, at the right time and rate, using the right methods, and in the right place, manure can provide agronomic benefits while minimizing risks to water resources. When managed properly, manure is a valuable resource.