Manure happens

FLORIDA - According to the "Poop Scoop" newsletter-published by the University of Florida to help farmers manage waste from thousands of dairy cows and millions of chickens - manure can be a good thing.

"We try to take a light-hearted rear view of the problem, but managing all that waste to protect the environment is no easy task," says Cliff Starling, coordinator of nutrient management programs at UF's Suwannee Valley Livestock Waste Testing Laboratory in Live Oak.

The lab, which is the first of its kind in the nation, serves livestock producers throughout the state. In the environmentally sensitive Suwannee River basin of North Florida, there are about 25,000 dairy cows and 38 million chickens. Statewide, there are about 142,000 dairy cows.

Source: suwanneedemocrat.com
calendar icon 28 July 2005
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