Animal Waste Utilization: Effective Use of Manure as a Soil by J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

By J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

This exact booklet examines the precious facets of animal waste as a soil source - now not easily as an agricultural spinoff with minimum useful use. themes contain o different types of farm animals waste - swine, chicken, dairy o equipment and administration of waste usage o garage, dealing with, processing and alertness of animal waste o providing crop nutrition o economics of waste usage o new modeling and administration innovations o nonpoint resource toxins, water caliber, leaching, and air caliber

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43 I. Introduction Economics offers helpful insights regarding livestock waste management. The first section reviews fundamental economic forces at the consumer and producer levels affecting livestock production. The second section reviews the economics of waste management alternatives at the firm level. The third section examines why some waste management alternatives chosen by firms may be economically inefficient from society’s viewpoint, and then some public policy mechanisms to improve waste management decisions are summarized.

45 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 I. Introduction Economics offers helpful insights regarding livestock waste management. The first section reviews fundamental economic forces at the consumer and producer levels affecting livestock production. The second section reviews the economics of waste management alternatives at the firm level. The third section examines why some waste management alternatives chosen by firms may be economically inefficient from society’s viewpoint, and then some public policy mechanisms to improve waste management decisions are summarized.

This remark may appear cryptic today, yet made sense a century ago. Farmers who wanted to practice the biblical notion of stewardship — not just protect or preserve, but enhance the value of their land — relied on manure as a soil amendment to accomplish this spiritual objective. In the last one hundred years we have gone from a situation where manure was the means to agronomic, economic, and spiritual viability to a situation today where it is viewed as a waste. Public research dollars are invested in this topic under the rubric of waste management, public committees and groups debate programs to manage this waste, and farmers largely treat it as a waste.

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