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Demonstration of improved livestock and manure management techniques in a swine operation

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Title: Demonstration of improved livestock and manure management techniques in a swine operation
Author: Graham, Andrew; Knight, Gerald
Abstract: Staff associated with the Stratford/Avon River Environmental Management Project worked with a private landowner in mitigating two very common sources of water quality impairment associated with livestock operations throughout the Avon River Basin. One project dealt with restricting livestock access to a watercourse through fencing and a culvert installation. Details of this project are contained in Technical Report R-7. The second demonstration was aimed at preventing manure-contaminated runoff from entering the same nearby watercourse. This was accomplished by the construction of a concrete retention wall and accompanying system which pumped the runoff into a liquid manure tank where it could be stored for use in land application. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate that nutrient and sedimentation problems often associated with livestock enterprises can be controlled successfully by commonly applied management and conservation practices. Landowner approval and local reaction have been very favourable since completion of the work in the summer of 1981.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14542
Date: 1982
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Rights Holder: Queen's Printer for Ontario


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