Livestock Waste Management

Manure, when managed correctly, is an environmental and agronomic asset. Soils receiving agronomic rates of manure require less commercial fertilizer, are higher in organic matter, and may experience less runoff, erosion, and nitrogen leaching. However, manure, when managed incorrectly, represent the single largest threat to water quality from livestock production.

Listed below are several valuable links to publications will provide any curious producer a wealth of knowledge. For more information regarding Nutrient Management contact your local Extension Office.

The Lower Elkhorn NRD cost shares on sampling manure nitrogen analysis and soil sampling. For more information contact the district at (402) 371-7313 or (800) 937-3077.

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