The 12 publications in the “Best Environmental Management Practices: Farm Animal Production” series address everything from nutrition management to keeping non-farm neighbors happy.
Pamphlets are designed to be a quick read, says Don Jones, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service livestock housing and manure management specialist, who co-authored six of the publications. All are four-page foldouts on legal size paper, printed front and back. They provide fairly complete descriptions of where manure is going to be applied and selecting a field to apply it on.
The 12 publications with Purdue Extension publication numbers, include:
- Land Application Records and Sampling, ID-300.
- Emergency Action Planning for Livestock Operations, ID-301.
- Mortality Management, ID-302.
- Inspecting Your Confined Feeding Operation, ID-303.
- Feeding Strategies to Lower N&P in Manure, ID-304.
- Building Good Neighbor Relationships, ID-305.
- Veterinarian Waste Disposal Options, ID-306.
- Manure Nutrient Recycling, ID-307.
- Environmentally Sensitive Field Characteristics, ID-308.
- Manure Applicator Calibration, ID-309.
- Odor Control Options for Confined Feeding, ID-310.
- Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, ID-311.
The entire set is being packaged as Extension publication no. ID-312. The first set is shipped free, $1 charge thereafter.
Comments were provided by 16 Purdue University and Michigan State University Extension specialists.
The publications are available at Purdue Extension county offices and online at http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ag.