Small Farms Manure Management is aimed at livestock producers with small facilities less than 300 animal units. Horse owners, stable owners and managers, beef operations, dairy, goat and sheep,poultry and swine farms will all find information related to the following topics:
2011-12 Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshop Schedule
December 7, 2011, Bloomington, IL
January 11, 2012, Simpson, IL
January 18, 2012, Newton, IL (swine emphasis)
January 19, 2012, Nashville, IL (swine emphasis)
January 25, 2012 Galesburg, IL (swine emphasis)
January 26, 2012, Quincy, IL
February 8, 2012, Breese, IL (beef/dairy emphasis)
February 9, 2012 Effingham, IL (beef/dairy emphasis)
February 20, 2012, Sycamore, IL
February 21, 2012, Mt. Carroll, IL (swine emphasis)
February 22, 2012, Freeport, IL (beef/dairy emphasis)
March 7, 2012, Springfield, IL
Visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clmt/workshop_index.cfm for details.
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URBANA - News reports have surfaced last fall detailing flash fires and explosions in livestock buildings while liquid pit manure was being agitated and pumped. For this reason, University of Illinois Extension staff is urging caution when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. So far, this phenomenon has occurred mainly in pits under swine buildings that have foam above the manure in the pit.
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