As most of South Dakota seems to be drying out from the previous record setting year of precipitation, feedlot cleanout now seems like a possibility. Feedlot manure is an excellent source of crop nutrients. What was seen as a nuisance in the distant past has become a valuable nutrient and soil health building commodity. Manure is no longer viewed as a waste product. However, understanding the dynamics of prudent manure application is important for capturing the total value of the nutrients it contains as well as protecting the environment which includes water quality.
Using Feedlot Manure as a Crop Nutrient Source
February 6-8: Soil health, integrated systems, carbon, and regenerative soil biology.
Learn how the recent Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) production model lines up with the Five Soil Health Principles.
Monitoring, managing, and minimizing feed costs while maintaining a balanced ration is one way to maximize profit potential in the cow herd. Learn some expert tips for creating a least-cost ration.