By J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart
This designated booklet examines the valuable elements of animal waste as a soil source - no longer easily as an agricultural derivative with minimum sensible use. subject matters contain o different types of farm animals waste - swine, chicken, dairy o equipment and administration of waste usage o garage, dealing with, processing and alertness of animal waste o offering crop nutrition o economics of waste usage o new modeling and administration recommendations o nonpoint resource toxins, water caliber, leaching, and air caliber
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First, net system costs vary substantially by size of operation. For the typical free stall, open lot system with 50 cows, net system costs average $133 per animal year, using 1990 prices. As size increases to 200 cows, net system costs per animal year decline to $57. Second, net system costs are higher for confined dairy systems than for open lot systems. For the 100 cow herd, net system costs are about $35 per animal year higher for confinement systems. Third, storage does not pay for itself in terms of enhanced benefits from nutrients.
Farmers have responded to this unneeded technical complexity accordingly by ignoring these high transaction costs. 3. ) for the amount of planned change achieved in their jurisdictional areas. , impact indicators). Consequently, these agency representatives have a tendency to work with receptive farmers who are not necessarily those needing assistance the most. The amount of time and effort required to gain the participation of several farmers who are not traditional cooperators — yet who may be the “worst” in terms of manure mismanagement — can be easily offset by continuing to work with a medium or large-sized, cooperating farm.
43 I. Introduction Economics offers helpful insights regarding livestock waste management. The first section reviews fundamental economic forces at the consumer and producer levels affecting livestock production. The second section reviews the economics of waste management alternatives at the firm level. The third section examines why some waste management alternatives chosen by firms may be economically inefficient from society’s viewpoint, and then some public policy mechanisms to improve waste management decisions are summarized.
Animal Waste Utilization: Effective Use of Manure as a Soil Resource by J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart