Animal Waste News

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • BioSoil Farm introduces our brand new Super-Charged Potting Soil

    BioSoil Farm is proud to announce the release of their brand new Potting Soil.  It is all-natural, organic, and made mostly of recycled plant nutrients without the use of manure. Our Potting Soil is Super Charged so all you ever have to do is water your ...


    By BioSoil Farm, Inc.

  • pH penetration measurements in food - without cable and also a hand free

    Cables are annoying, especially when doing lots of measurements. Time is short and the meter has to be close to the workplace or even worse: It has to be held in the hand. Imagine incoming goods inspection of cheese loafs or a measurement in a slaughterhouse for testing the pH of meat: everyone desires full movability, fast working and no cable spaghetti: a perfect task for the new SenTix® ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Abbey Academy Training Camp

    We were delighted to welcome CLAAS Southern Management, Sales and Aftersales Team along with CLAAS Western for training at Abbey HQ This included Abbey machine demonstrations, workshops, factory tours and specialist talks. They got to see various Abbey feeding, slurry management and ...


    By Abbey Machinery Ltd.

  • Early Spring Pasture Management

    Having a blue moon is a rare sight that we were blessed with in January this year, but now as we creep slowly into spring, day length will lengthen, grass will start to take on a greener colour and temperatures will rise. This is a good time to prepare pastures for the year ahead. Grass that was ...


    By Abbey Machinery Ltd.

  • How to Make Cow Dung Fertilizer

    Currently, the most common and valuable processing method is to turn cow dung/manure into sellable organic fertilizer. Cow dung is a derived product from wastes produced by cattle, providing high levels of organic materials and rich in nutrients, including about nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium as well as many other essential nutrients. According to the data, daily cow dung contain 12.9% DM ...

  • Farms must begin reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal wastes

    Beginning November 15, 2017, many livestock, poultry and equine farms must comply with reporting requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 103. The law requires entities to report releases of hazardous substances above a certain threshold that occur within a 24-hour period. Farms have historically been exempt from most reporting ...

  • It’s all part of the service

    Last week we wrote how three members of our engineering team have travelled to Adelaide, Australia where they are currently completing the installation, commissioning and hand-over of a large equine cremator plus a multi-chambered pet cremator.  This week ‘Team Matthews’ has been on its travels again, although it has to be said this time it is much closer to home.  Lee ...

  • What you Need to know About Avian Flu

    Continuing to be one of the biggest threats to local and international poultry farming is the ever present threat of a full blown outbreak of Avian Flu.  With small scale warnings and exclusion zones being established almost weekly it is essential to be aware of any warning signs and most importantly how to quickly respond before it devastates your flocks whilst putting serious strains of ...

  • What you need to know about Avian Flu

    Continuing to be one of the biggest threats to local and international poultry farming is the ever present threat of a full blown outbreak of Avian Flu.  With small scale warnings and exclusion zones being established almost weekly it is essential to be aware of any warning signs and most importantly how to quickly respond before it devastates your flocks whilst putting serious strains of ...

  • New Manure Sidedress Method Lowers Fertilizer Costs, Increases Yields

    With corn needing nitrogen, and pigs and cattle producing a lot of it, anything that offers a better way to use their waste to fortify crops should intrigue farmers. Two agriculture experts at The Ohio State University have redesigned a metal tractor attachment so that it allows farmers to put manure on a field while crops are ...


    By Ohio State University

  • CFAES Experts Available to Speak on Avian Flu

    Experts from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine are available to speak with the media about the avian influenza virus. A federal report released on May 11 determined agency challenges in preventing the virus in both poultry and humans. Change-Won (Charles) Lee, an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Be Prepared

    As you are aware, there is a current outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) and the number of outbreaks are increasing across the globe leaving flocks and farming businesses devastated. When an event like this occurs are you equipped to deal with your fallen stock on site to limit the extent of the outbreak further? Have you ever considered incineration as the ultimate bio secure method of ...

  • KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products register by February 28, 2019.  According to KEMI, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Invited to provide expert advice in Mexico

    The Expo Porcicultura 2016 trade show, held this year between October 5th – 8th at Cancun, attracted huge numbers of visitors both from Mexico and neighbouring countries anxious to catch up on the latest pig farming and pork production innovations. At Matthews Environmental Solutions we were honoured that Managing Director John Schofield was invited to attend the Expo as part of a special ...

  • Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

    A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.   GLEAM-i, the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Modelinteractive, provides answers to a ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases Fifth Video in Series Highlighting Poultry and Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a fifth video in a series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The video features one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Riverhill Farms of Port Republic, Va. Riverhill Farms is owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes, along with their parents, brothers and extended ...

  • Keeping a pulse on the soil

    Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest. According to soil scientist Frank Larney, crop residue anchors the soil against wind and water erosion. Avoiding bare soils is one part of a soil conservation package he and his research team demonstrate in a 12-year experiment growing pulses in southern ...

  • Feeding stock with rubber seed proteins

    Residues from rubber seeds can be used to enrich animal feed. Besides reducing waste during the production of rubber, this can also result in higher revenues for the farmers since feed is the highest cost component in livestock production. At 13 April 2016, Widyarani defended her PhD-thesis on the opportunities of rubber production at Wageningen University. Over fifty ...

  • Using Liquid Manure to Fertilize Wheat? Consider Timing, Nitrogen Content

    Liquid livestock manure can be a great option as a spring top-dress fertilizer for wheat fields if applied during the appropriate window of time and if it has the right amount of nitrogen, according to research conducted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. In a report published in the latest issue of the college’s  ...


    By Ohio State University

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