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Livestock Waste Facilities Handbook

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The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

This handbook emphasizes planning and designing livestock waste facilities. It reports waste data for manure, bedding, feedlot runoff, milking center wastewater, and design criteria.

A worksheet helps producers determine manure application rates. Tables include 1992 data. An appendix includes livestock weight and climate data.


  • Animal waste characteristics
  • Collection and transport to storage
  • Handling open lot waste
  • Liquid-solid separation
  • Storage
  • Biological treatment
  • Pumps
  • Land application techniques
  • Waste use


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