America’s pork producers have a long-standing history of environmental stewardship, which includes the proper handling of swine manure. However, when areas experience a drought, the way manure should be handled and applied may require different techniques from standard protocols to maintain good care of the environment. This fact sheet outlines tips for applying manure on drought-affected fields.
The process of removing manure from below-building storage of swine facilities is a task that requires careful attention to ensure the utmost safety for humans and pigs. Knowing what to expect when handling manure and following recommended removal guidelines can help make this chore safe.
Get a copy of the Safe Manure Removal Policies Fact Sheet here.
In 2008, the National Pork Board adopted a resolution regarding carbon footprints. The resolution established that the carbon footprint of U.S. pork production is of siginificant importance to the pork industry and its customers. Also stated was that the industry must develop a strategy to measure its carbon footprint and identify opporutnities that can be implemented by America’s pork producers to reduce it.
The brochure Carbon Footprint: Opportunities for the U.S. pork production industry has general information pork producers and industry can use to learn more about carbon footprint, carbon emissions and how a reduction in both may lead to more efficient pork production. Request a copy through the Pork Store.
The Pork Checkoff has five brochures on minimizing odors from pork production. Open them by clicking on the links below or contact the Pork Store for a hard-copy.