Canadian growers utilising swine manure
Canadian grain and oilseed growers are cutting their production costs by
using swine, and other livestock manure, to displace some of the commercial
fertilizer normally applied to boost crop quality and yield.
With strong prices for most crops, growers are anxious to maximize yields.
With the price of commercial fertilizer drastically rising, growers are looking
more favourably at using the nutrients contained in swine
Bruce Dalgarno, who runs a grain
and oilseed operation near Newdale, Manitoba, accesses liquid hog manure from a
sow barn located on land adjacent to his. The sow barn operator covers the cost
of hiring a custom applicator to apply the manure to land owned according to the
nutrient requirements of the crops to be planted.Livestock and
Dalgarno considers the use of manure to fertilize crops to
be a win win for the grain farmer and for the hog farmer. The hog producer is
selling his weanlings out of the one end of the barn and he has another product,
manure, coming out of the other end.Related websiteMLMMI
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