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pile of manure

New fact sheet on concrete liners for manure storage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has a new fact sheet to provide guidance on the use of non-engineered concrete liners used for manure collection and storage areas. “Concrete is a practical, cost-effective, and long-lasting material to use as a liner for manure collection and storage areas at confined feeding operations,” said extension specialist Deanne Madsen. “This […] Read more

cattle grazing in a pasture

Province creates online listings for alternative feed uses

Reading Time: < 1 minute In response to numerous calls to the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Ag-Info Centre about options for alternative use of crops, a new category has been created under hay and pasture listings on the department’s web page. “Called Standing Annual Crop, the new category gives producers the option to list their crops for alternative uses so […] Read more


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Record-keeping rules for manure

Records must be kept for five years and include who handled the manure, 
and what, where, and when manure was applied

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is reminding producers and manure haulers and applicators who handle more than 500 tonnes per year of manure that they must keep records for a minimum of five years. “When we are talking about manure, we’re including everything from manure, compost, bedding, and feed to the wash water,” said Deanne […] Read more