University of Idaho Extension

stockpiled dairy manure

Stockpiling is one way of storing solid manure until it can be applied to cropland as fertilizer. The first and most important thing is that stockpiling must follow federal, state, and local rules pertaining to manure stockpiling. Two types of stockpiling: short-term (less than one year) stockpiles and permanent stockpiles. General rules for stockpiles state that “they must be located and constructed such that manure-contaminated run-off from the site does not discharge into the waters of the state”. As mentioned before, the stockpile must also contain at least 15% solids. This eliminates the possibility of stockpiling true liquid manure.

University of Idaho Extension Dairy Cattle Nutrient Management

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