Manure Management & Composting

Waste Management

Raising animals includes dealing with the waste those animals produce. Depending on the size of your operation, you may need a waste management software.

Animal Waste Management Software

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers programs for producers who implement nutrient management. The payments range and depending on what a producer includes in their nutrient management plan and EQIP contract.

Manure Analysis

Utilizing manure as a fertilizer source for your fields is a great way to offset agronomy input costs. It is recommended that you send off samples for testing to know the macro and micronutrient breakdown prior to application.

Sample Manure Analysis

Manure Analysis

Livestock Facilities & Manure Management



The University of Illinois offers Livestock Facilities and Manure Management programs.

Certified Livestock Manager Training

Custom Manure Applicators


When deciding between applying the manure from your barn yourself or having it custom applied, there are a few factors to consider. The biggest two are time and equipment. Will you be able to spread when weather conditions are appropriate in an efficient manner. Custom manure applicators are beneficial for those producers who can't stop other efforts to apply manure and  prefer to have the manure application cause less compaction through a dragline approach. Most areas have professional applicators that you can find by talking to your state pork association.

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