Managing livestock manure

Proactively managing manure helps ensure a farm’s sustainability by addressing environmental risks through beneficial management practices.

Introduction

When managed responsibly, livestock manure is a valuable resource rather than a waste. It can help improve soil quality and add essential nutrients to the crop production system. If not managed properly however, livestock manure and its constituents can negatively affect the environment. In addition, nutrient losses can be costly to an operation.

In this section, find out about:

  • the benefits of manure
  • best practices for its management
  • how to minimize environmental risks associated with livestock production and manure management
  • tools and resources for manure management record-keeping and planning

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