Potential for Addressing Manure Nutrient Challenges
Thepigsite.com, March 27th
The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative is confident the management of swine ration formulations holds great potential for managing the nutrients contained in swine manure, writes Bruce Cochrane
Legislation due to take effect in Manitoba this fall will restrict the amount of phosphorous that can be applied to the soil from livestock production and eliminate exemptions to the province's ban on winter manure spreading.
The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative has launched a survey to determine what feed companies are doing to manage phosphorus.
MLMMI executive director John Carney notes research conducted by the University of Manitoba has found there are excess nutrients in some of the diets in Manitoba so the goal is to understand what is the current level of nutrients across the province.