Conference on livestock odour reduction

23-04-2008 | |

A national conference exploring the advantages, limitations and economics of mitigation methods and technologies regarding livestock odour reduction will be held 19-21 May at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines.

The increased population of people living in traditional farm areas and the resulting environmental concerns have created a more immediate need to reduce odour and air emissions from animal feeding operations.
With the aim of providing practical information about prevention, capture and treatment, masking and dispersal of air emissions from animal feeding operations, the conference, titled “Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations” will be coordinated and hosted by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension.
“Our goal is for consultants and producers to use the proceedings from the conference as a practical reference that identifies tools available when considering air emissions mitigation strategies for animal feeding operations,” says Robert Burns, conference coordinator and associate professor of ag and biosystems engineering at ISU.
The conference begins with an afternoon of keynote presentations. Arlen Lancaster, chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss air quality programming. Additional keynote talks will cover the current US animal feeding air emissions regulatory climate, plus updates on US and European mitigation efforts.
The second day will be filled with 60 technical presentations covering mitigation of air emissions from animal housing, manure storage facilities and land application of manure, as well as facility siting and environmental barriers.
The final session on the third day will feature presentations and a panel discussion involving several animal industry representatives.
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