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Manure Storage, Process Improvement for Animal Feeding Operations

John D. Harrison, Utah State University
Dallen R. Smith, Utah State University


The capability to store manure reduces or eliminates the need to collect, remove, and spread manure on a daily basis. In past years, when liv estock operations were smaller, daily hauling or very short-term storage with frequent hauling was a common and manageable system. However, as operations increased in size, and manure management systems evolved from solid/semisolid systems to liquid systems, the need for storage became more pronounced.