Examples of Implementing Manure Processing Technology at Farm Level
This report presents case-study examples of manure processing technologies that have been implemented and used on livestock farms in the BSR. Farm conditions and the technologies are described and information such as capacity, motive for use and the economics of use are summarised for the different technologies.
The motives for using manure processing technologies were many, including decreasing the volume of liquid manure to handle, lowering the viscosity of liquid manure, reducing ammonia emissions and thereby complying with legislative requirements, improving air quality in livestock houses, recovering heat energy by cooling, and producing different qualities of fertilisers with higher nutrient concentrations for different applications.
Other reasons were producing commercial soil and fertiliser products from manure (mainly solids but also liquids) and obtaining income from selling those products on market, and getting tipping fees for organic products such as horse manure or vegetable residues.
This report on Manure Handling Techniques was prepared as part of work package 3 on Innovative Technologies for Manure Handling in the project Baltic Manure.
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