Most biosecurity plans are meant to protect animal and human health by preventing the spread of bacteria or other pathogens. Indirectly, effective biosecurity practices can reduce the likelihood of multiple or catastrophic mortalities which is an issue of environmental concern. While not usually discussed under the umbrella of “biosecurity”, manure handling should not be ignored when considering your plan. Related: Manure Pathogens
If your farm stores oil, fuel, or oil products, you should take note of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) program. This rule applies to storages of a certain size and places some planning requirements on the farm. Speakers also discuss the proposed exemption for certain milk containers.
Reminder: Farms now must amend and implement their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. The compliance date for farms is May 10, 2013.
NOTE: This presentation was originally broadcast on …
Novel Approaches to Manure Application in No-Till. This webcast features some of what has been learned about the agronomic, economic and environmental effects of several novel approaches to incorporating manure in no-till systems. This presentation was originally broadcast on September 17, 2010. More…
NAQSAT is a tool for determining opportunities to reduce air emissions from livestock farms. This webcast focuses on Beef and Dairy Production, while part 2 focuses on Swine and Poultry. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 20, 2010. More…
Escalations in feed and fertilizer cost, and ebbing milk prices are motivating many dairy farmers to find new ways to improve nutrient use efficiency (NUE) on their farms. But how can NUE be determined and monitored easily on dairy farms, and what improvement in NUE can be realistically expected? Over the past several years researchers at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been developing and using rapid assessment methods to provide …
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