What resources are available?

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:

  • Composting Manure: How To; Rules; Manure Share website; Using Finished Compost
  • Environmental Rules and Regulations – State and Federal
  • Facilities: Mortalities, Manure Management; Odor; ER plans; Lot Management
  • Manure Land Application: Odor, Application Rate, BMP’s, Recordkeeping; Manure Management Plans
  • Pasture Management

Upcoming Events

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 https://web.extension.illinois.edu/clmt/workshop_index.cfm for details.

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Livestock &  Poultry Environmental Learning Center News Livestock & Poultry Environmental Learning Center News

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Manure Central website Manure Central website

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Manure Talk Blog Manure Talk Blog

Updates and happenings related to manure management and composting in Illinois.

Midwest Plan Service Publications Midwest Plan Service Publications

MWPS is a university-based publishing cooperative dedicated to publishing and disseminating research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications that support the outreach missions of the 12 North Central Region land-grant universities. MWPS has been in existence for over 75 years and is based at Iowa State University.

Safely Pumping Manure from Pits with Foam Safely Pumping Manure from Pits with Foam

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.

Read more by clicking on the pdf link.