Maximize your Fertilizer Value while Minimizing Risk
A key consideration in the process to build a new beef barn is manure management, from both an environmental compliance and an operational efficiency standpoint.
The requirements you will face with respect to a new containment structure get complex. They include many different steps, such as site selection and permitting, EQIP and other program-funding eligibility, and application and record-keeping.
That’s why you’ll appreciate Summit Livestock Facilities’ comprehensive construction services, which bring manure management experts to the table when making your beef barn decision. So you can count on:
- A link to experts who can provide a Manure Management Plan (MMP) or Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) written to ensure environmentally-sound agriculture practices and manure application in compliance with all your state and federal regulations.
- Access to people who can serve as qualified liaisons between you and the state and federal agencies, allowing you to continue focusing on your business when any regulatory issues arise.
- Smart beef barn engineers who can incorporate your manure management plan into a monoslope building design that facilitates manure-handling labor efficiencies for optimum fertilizer value within compliance.
A comprehensive plan for regulatory compliance
A Summit manure management expert will discuss your containment options and benefits during the design-build process. Together, you will determine the right solution for your containment needs, which is key to regulatory compliance, risk management, animal health and greater profitability.
Types of manure containment:
- Deep bed pack
- PacSlat Optimizer
Benefits of manure storage under roof:
- Bed-pack storage:
- Keeps manure drier and ready to scrape whenever needed
- Reduces odor
- Maintains more of nutrient value for improved crop yields and lower fertilizer costs
- Provides flexibility to house smaller feeder cattle as well as cow-calf herds
- Slat-over-pit systems:
- Optimizes cattle density in finishing operations for improved profit potential
- Eliminates the need for bedding and all of the associated costs for bailing crop residues and bedding
- Maximizes nutrient value to minimize fertilizer costs