Manure management is a strategy to test, analyze, track and make informed manure management, storage, transportation and application decisions that conserve manure as a valuable resource and protect the environment.
Manure management affects not only soil and water quality, odor control and wildlife but also your farm’s profitability. Effective manure management incorporates proper storage, handling, transportation and field applications. All livestock farms, no matter the size, should have a manure management plan. Developing and implementing a manure management plan as a part of a nutrient management plan or as a stand-alone plan will allow you to measure, record, track and plan so strategic decisions can be made for when, where and how much is necessary to move, sell or apply.