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The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

2018 Illinois Pork Expo slated for February 6-8 2018

Mark your calendars: The 2018 Illinois Pork Expo is February 6-7, 2018 in Springfield, IL.   - Largest swine specific tradeshow in Illinois with over 165 exhibitor booths - Educational seminars - Talk to industry experts -...

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CERCLA Air Emissions Reporting Delayed until Jan 22, 2018 at the earliest

UPDATE- According to the new Q&A posted on the EPA's website, those farmers who have already made their initial continuous release notification do NOT need to submit their written report to the EPA regional office within 30 days. They may wait to submit the written report until the court issues the mandate. No additional call or e-mail to the National Respo...

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CERCLA Reporting Update Nov 13, 2017

Update: As of Nov 15, 2017 3 pm, farms with continuous releases DO NOT HAVE to submit their initial continuous release notification until the court issues its order, or mandate, enforcing the April 11, 2017, decision. You can review the material below to familiarize yoursel...

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Critical Deadline Approaches for CERCLA Release Reporting

Posted by Richard Gates - Livestock

Date: Nov 7, 2017 Source: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, rsgates@illinois.edu or Neslihan Akdeniz, 217-300-2644, neslihan@illinois.edu News writer: Deborah Seiler, 217-300-5571,...

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Manure Value Calculator - Now Online

An updated calculator for estimating manure value is now available for download. Three examples, based on our Certified Livestock Manager training worksheets for swine, beef/dairy solid manure w/bedding, and turkey litter are available. Both PDF and Excel files can be downloaded. Check it out here:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lfmm/nmp/...

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New deep-pit beef gestation barn opens in Pike County IL

O wners of a brand new beef barn, utilizing a 10' deep pit under slats for manure collection, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10, 2016, at their ranch in Pike County. A large group was on hand, including representatives of the construction company, lumber and materials providers, the Illinois Livestock Developers Group, key commodity groups, fi...

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Make Manure Safety A Priority

Date: October 26, 2016 Authors: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, rsgates@illinois.edu Jay Solomon, 815-235-4125, jssolomo@illinois.edu Sources: Extension Specialists in Region Recent deaths of cattle in the Illinois-Iowa-Wisconsin region point to pit gases as the cul...

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