Poultry Waste Management Handbook
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Northeast Region Agricultural Engineering Service
The Poultry Waste Management Handbook covers all aspects of solid, semi-solid, and liquid poultry waste management — from manure production to utilization. This publication will be a valuable resource for producers, cooperative extension educators, manure management consultants, regulatory agencies, and soil and water conservation district staff.
The Poultry Waste Management Handbook discusses the following topics: manure production and characteristics, environmental regulations and hazards, and poultry housing and waste management.
A chapter on nutrient management explains the steps involved in developing a nutrient management plan and contains worksheets for estimating nitrogen availability and application rates. A chapter on application equipment reviews equations and procedures for calibrating various types of equipment. Forty-three illustrations and 14 tables supplement the text.
- Manure storage
- Poultry house
- Solids systems
- Liquid, slurry
- Semi-solid systems
- Waste treatment and utilization
- Anaerobic lagoons
- Aerobic digestion
- Direct incineration
- Dead bird management
- Rendering, composting
- Alternative uses for manure
NRAES132, new December 1999