Manure handling and storage - Manitoba Agriculture and Food.

Livestock manure storage and management are important aspects to consider when planning a livestock operation. Efficient removal of manure from the livestock production facility is necessary for optimum livestock productivity.
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However, a sound manure management system must also account for the role of manure in the overall operation's sustainability, inclusive of the production of crops.

The livestock production practices and manure properties will have a great bearing on the selection of handling equipment. The storage structure type and its operation have implications on the preservation of the valuable plant nutrients contained in the manure or their uniformity when pumped out of the storage.

The contents from this set of articles include:

  • Solids Content
  • System Component
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Planning a Manure Storage Structure
    • Location
    • Size
  • Storage Types
    • Earthen storage structures
      • Protection of earthen structures
      • Earthen storage designs
      • Construction requirements
      • Groundwater pollution concerns
    • Concrete and steel structures
    • Solid storage
    • Alternative housing systems
  • Health Concerns Regarding Manure Storage Structures
  • Safety
  • Precautions when managing livestock manure
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