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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the effects liquid manure collection,  and storage systems have on manure quantities and characteristics
  • Describe and sketch common manure collection  and storage systems for dairy, beef cattle, swine and poultry in the U.S.
  • Understand the operating principals of different  types of pumps and their application to livestock wastes.

AWMFH Chapter 10, pages 4-10, 67-70

Day Chapters 7 and 9
MWPS Chapters 3 and 8
Agricultural Waste Management Extension/Outreach Publications

  • NCSU Design Criteria for Swine Waste Flushing Systems
  • NCSU Crystalline (Salt) Formation in Wastewater Recycling Systems
  • Iowa Earthen Pits...
  • Iowa Pit Recharge Manure Management System
  • Iowa Vented Plumbing...
  • Iowa Concrete Specifications...

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Dairy, Beef, Swine, Poultry


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100 Davidson Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-3080 USA