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- Evaporative Cooling Pads – Maintenance for a Longer Life
- Condensation Prevention in Metal –Walled Livestock Buildings
- Ag Fan Testing: U of I BESS Labs
- Incandescent, CFL and LED bulbs. The choice is getting easy.
- Nutrient budget worksheets are now available online
- Manure Haulers Update on rules workshops announced
- Farms may be required to report as early as Jan 22, 2018 under CERCLA
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Livestock and Manure Management Facilities Group Author: Richard S. Gates, Ph.D., P.E. June 2019 Evaporative Cooling Pads – Maintenance for a Longer Life Hot weather cooling for livestock and poultry include...
Monday, May 20, 2019
Livestock and Manure Management Facilities Group Author: Richard S. Gates, Ph.D., P.E. May 2019 Condensation Prevention in Metal –Walled Livestock Buildings Metal—walled (or metal sh...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Nitrogen-limiting and phosphorus-limiting nutrient budget worksheets are now available online. Swine, beef, and turkey producers can utilize these online worksheets to easily calculate their manure application rates. N-limiting worksheet P-limiti...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Update! On January 19, 2018, Friday, EPA filed a motion with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to further delay issuance of the mandate. Please check EPA's website to reach recent information on the court mandate. -----------------...
Tuesday, January 9, 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 -...
Friday, December 1, 2017
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...
Monday, November 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...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Date: Nov 7, 2017 Source: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, email@example.com or Neslihan Akdeniz, 217-300-2644, firstname.lastname@example.org News writer: Deborah Seiler, 217-300-5571,...
Monday, December 12, 2016
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/...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Date: October 26, 2016 Authors: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, email@example.com Jay Solomon, 815-235-4125, firstname.lastname@example.org Sources: Extension Specialists in Region Recent deaths of cattle in the Illinois-Iowa-Wisconsin region point to pit gases as the cul...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The 2017 annual Certified Livestock Manager Training Program schedule is set. Dates and locations are listed below, and published on the CLM Training page . January 31, 2017 - Springfield IL: Illinois Pork Expo, Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL February 7, 2017 - Bloomington, IL: McLean County...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Date: August 18, 2016 Source: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, email@example.com News Writer: Leanne Lucas, 217-244-2862, firstname.lastname@example.org Hydrogen sulfide and methane gasses from liquid/slurry stores can be lethal. Remember key safety rules bef...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Round bales are a cost effective way to purchase the hay. However, there are some concerns with feeding these large round bales, and sometimes people look for a way to feed part of a roll at a time or spread the roll over a larger area. For animals in a barn, often feed is supplied in a trough, making hay bales inappropriate. Some people feeding in a field do not have hay rings or do not like t...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Illinois Farmers Invited to Participate in a Panel Discussion about the Benefits of Livestock Production
Illinois farmers are invited to participate in a valuable discussion on Adding Livestock: Building for the Future from the convenience of their own office or home. The program is sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association. Whether farmers are adjusting to changes in the commodity market, or working to bring the next generation back to the farm, it's an exciting, yet challeng...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
How much space is needed between naturally ventilated buildings? Separation distances between buildings are not always the primary consideration when anticipating building a new structure, but poor planning will lead to headaches later. Typically a 50-60 foot space between buildings is recommended for fire safety, however often that distance is less than appropriate for...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Last week the IL Pork Expo, the Illinois Pork Producers and IL Soybean Assoc. hosted a breakout session on CONTRACT PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS. In this session we heard from many of the swine integrators that contract in the state on the options available to contract with them. We also heard from two farmer that had recently constructed swine finishing facilities in Illinois, as well as...
Friday, February 6, 2015
Iowa State’s New Online Tool for Evaluating Best Management Practice’s for Reducing Odor, Dust, and Gas Emissions
Iowa State has recently launched an online tool to help livestock producers evaluate best management practices (BMPs) to reduce odor, dust and gas emissions. For producers considering using BMPs to reduce a gas or odor emitted from a site, this tool provides insights on both the cost to implement and how effective the BMP should be. The online tool give information about how effective the BMP i...