According to Mr Kennes sustainability involves animal-friendly accommodation, low-emission sty systems that fit in with the surroundings, manure disposal
and regionally closed cycles.
In states with relatively high concentrations of livestock, e.g., Wisconsin, Iowa, and Maryland, the rising concern over phosphorus and, often, already high soil test values complicates manure disposal
by forcing farmers to transport to fields more distant from where livestock are housed in order to avoid exacerbating the problem, and, in some cases, staying within regulatory constraints.
Finally, there is the matter of manure disposal
, which has become a hot issue in this part of the world as governments seek to manage nutrient overloads in our waterways which is, at least partly, caused by manure from large farms leaching into our creeks, rivers and lakes.
The project follows an audit that showed Boni lacked a formalised environmental management system, covering manure disposal
, for instance.
Proper site selection should conform to the current and long-term goals of the operator, and consider land required for facilities, crop production, and manure disposal
. No matter what size of operation a producer is considering, facility site selection should support potential future growth.
``A tidy farm will put everyone on firmer ground when the inspectors visit because the clean up should cover most public health, groundwater pollution and weed encroachment issues as well as make a dent in animal health,and slurry and manure disposal
Associated with high K were fields planted to vegetable crops and permanent pastures, barn feedlots, fields located close to the barn for manure disposal
, and farms with a high ratio of livestock per acre (>1 animal unit/acre).