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Government grants available for manure handling

Funding available for controlling run-off, relocating a storage site and other projects

Grants are available for producers wanting to reduce the environmental impact of livestock manure. There are three categories of grants available from the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Producer program, which is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, said Chris Ullmann, agri-environmental extension specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. One is Category B: Manure and […] Read more

The Dairy Learning Centre is packed with a range of state-of-the-art technology.

College opens state-of-the-art dairy centre

The $9.5-million facility will be used by hundreds of students annually and also offer 
short continuing education courses

Anew $9.5-million dairy facility at Lakeland College will offer students cutting-edge learning opportunities in areas such as calf management, feed and nutrition, cow comfort, dairy-specific software, and manure management. About 500 people turned out for the recent official opening of the 46,600-square-foot facility at the college’s Vermilion campus. “The Dairy Learning Centre replaces Lakeland’s previous […] Read more


Know the rules and think of your neighbours

You don’t need a permit for temporary 
manure storage, but the rules don’t give 
you a free pass, either

Temporary storage is a regulated management option that allows a producer to store manure in the field for a short period of time without requiring permits or additional testing. “Temporary sites offer a number of advantages — operators can avoid spreading on snow and frozen ground, can compost the manure, and can minimize the impact […] Read more