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    • Closure of Lagoons and Earthen Manure Storage Structures 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Walker, Jerry (2002-09-12)
      This publication explains the regulations, options and procedures for closing earthen storage and treatment structures for livestock or poultry manure.
    • Composting Horse Manure 

      Auvermann, Brent W.; McDonald, Lanny; Devin, Robert; Sweeten, John M. (1999-07-02)
      Uncontrolled stockpiles of horse manure can be an unsightly, smelly and fly-infested mess. However, composting manure can eliminate the messy problems and provide a modest additional income for horse enthusiasts, operators ...
    • Composting Large Animal Carcasses 

      Auvermann, Brent W.; Mukhtar, Saqib; Heflin, Kevin (2006-10-31)
      Disposing of large animal carcasses can be a problem for agricultural producers. Composting is a simple, low-cost method that yields a useful product that can be used as fertilizer. In this publication you'll learn the ...
    • Composting Manure and Sludge 

      Sweeten, John M. (2008-07-08)
      Composted manure and sludge can be a valuable fertilizer, but special equipment is required. Composting can be done with windrow operations, aerated windrow operations or aerated bins. Factors that affect composting rates ...
    • Dairy Biomass as a Renewable Fuel Source 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Goodrich, Barry; Engler, Cady; Capareda, Sergio (2008-03-19)
      As the cost of fuel increases, so does the cost of operating motor vehicles and heating buildings. Researchers are investigating new sources of cleaner, cheaper, more environmentally friendly fuels. One possibility is ...
    • Feeding Waste Milk to Dairy Calves 

      Stokes, Sandra R.; Looper, Mike; Waldner, Dan; Jordan, Ellen R. (2002-02-14)
      This publication lists precautions producers should take when feeding waste milk to dairy calves and offers usage guidelines.
    • How Much Does That Incinerator Cost? 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Nash, Catherine; Harman, Wyatte; Padia, Reema (2008-07-25)
      Biosecurity on poultry farms includes proper disposal of dead carcasses. In many cases, that means using an incinerator. Calculating the cost of an incinerator means considering long and short-term expenses and the cost ...
    • Land Application of Organic Fertilizers or Amendments 

      Harmel, Daren; Mechell, Justin; Lesikar, Bruce J. (2007-12-13)
      Applying organic materials to your land can add beneficial nutrients to the soil. But when too much is applied, or when it is applied incorrectly, organic material can cause environmental problems. This publication will ...
    • Managing Nuisance Odor and Dust from Poultry Growing Operations 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Lacey, Ron; Carey, John B. (2001-08-08)
      The odor and dust from poultry growing operations can be a nuisance to neighbors. The tips for managing odor and dust contained in this leaflet cover the disposal of dead birds, maintenance of the ventilation system, ...
    • Manure Production and Characteristics: Its Importance to Texas Animal Feeding Operations 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2007-09-20)
      This publication contains estimates of annual manure production for cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses and poultry, along with estimates of the chemical, physical and thermal constituents of manure for these species. This ...
    • Manure to Energy: Understanding Processes, Principles and Jargon 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2006-11-30)
      The increasing demand for energy and the high costs of oil and natural gas have emphasized the need for consumers to seek alternative energy resources. This publication explains the processes for converting manure to energy.
    • Proper Lagoon Management to Reduce Odor and Excessive Sludge Accumulation 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (1999-10-19)
      Proper management techniques to reduce odor and excessive sludge accumulation include maintaining pH and salt levels, pumping regularly, maintaining adequate bacteria levels, and designing for efficiency. Definitions of ...
    • Solid-Liquid Separation of Animal Manure and Wastewater 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Sweeten, John M.; Auvermann, Brent W. (1999-10-19)
      Solid-liquid separation is an alternative treatment for animal manure and process-generated wastewater. This publication explains the techniques, equipment, performance and economics of separators.
    • Technologies for Reducing Nutrients in Dairy Effluent 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Wagner, Kevin; Gregory, Lucas (2007-01-31)
      Dairy operations are looking for new ways to meet new, higher standards set by the state for water quality. This publication explains research results on the effectiveness of two technologies -- a dewatering system and an ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Livestock Holding Pen Management 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Open lots or holding pens for feeding or holding livestock can be sources of ground water contamination. The safety of such operations depends on their separation from water wells, characteristics of the site, and proper ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Livestock Manure Storage and Treatment Facilities 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Improperly managed manure can contaminate both ground and surface water. Storing manure allows producers to spread it when crops can best use the nutrients. This publication explains safe methods of manure storage, as well ...
    • TEX-A-SYST: Reducing the Risk of Ground Water Contamination by Improving Milking Center Wastewater Treatment 

      Harris, Bill L.; Hoffman, D.; Mazac Jr., F. J. (1997-08-29)
      Storing wastewater from the milking center and applying it to crops is the best method of preventing ground water contamination. This publication discusses proper methods of storing and applying such waste, with illustrations ...
    • Using Animal Manure and Wastewater for Crops and Pastures: Know and Take Credit for your N, P, and K 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2000-09-12)
      Animal manure and wastewater are often applied to crops and pastures. Farmers and producers who use this effluent should calculate the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium it contains so that they do not overapply ...
    • Using Compost for Erosion Control and Revegetation 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2005-08-08)
      Composting refers to the biological decomposition and stabilization of organic materials by microorganisms under aerobic conditions. Compost from various materials (yard trimmings, manure, food processing residuals and ...