Top Tools For Animal Ag
Best Management Practices for Pork, Beef & Dairy, and Poultry Producers
Operating procedures, schedules of activities, maintenance procedures, and other management practices that animal feeding operations can use to prevent or reduce pollution.
These step-by-step instructions needed to comply with the manure management plans from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Illinois National Resources Conservation Service and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
This is aimed at livestock producers with small facilities less than 300 animal units. Horse owners, stable owners and managers, beef operations, dairy, goat and sheep,poultry and swine farms will all find information related to the following topics: Composting Manure, Environmental Rules and Regulations – State and Federal, Facilities, Manure Land Application and Pasture Management
This free program benefits livestock owners, gardeners, landscapers and the environment! It is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials for use in composting or field applications in contact with livestock owners who have excess manure.
Training provides valuable resource materials and preparation for the Certified Livestock Certificate, which is required by the Livestock Management Facility Act.
Includes valuable information on AFOs and manure & nutrient management.
These guides include general references, site and soil information, conservation management resources, practice standards and specifications and conservations effects.
Provides an alphabetical listing of technical resources available from NRCS. Find information, training resources, tools, and related topics concerning these technical resources.
Lists resources on beef, dairy, poultry, pork and alternative livestock production. Also includes informatoin on animal identification and various research and reports and animal production.
Provides a pictorial review of management practices found in swine production that will benefit you in identifying and implementing best management practices and being an environmental steward.
Need more tools to help make the descision about adding livestock? Below are links that can help you in deciding if adding livestock is what is best for you and your farm.
University of Illinois: Farmdoc FAST Tools
University of Illinois Extension: Manure Management Tools
Iowa State University: Ag Decision Maker Tools
Economic Impact of Animal Ag
State-specific statistics on the impact animal ag has locally, including output, earnings, employment, income tax and property assessment.
Shows how animal agriculture impacts local economies by county in Illinois.
Raising livestock and processing meat and dairy products creates a $30.4 billion impact on the Illinois economy. Learn how this industry serves as an economic engine -- and about room for growth.
Shows how important animal agriculture is to Illinois soybean growers – and to the state’s economy. Livestock producers are soybean growers’ No. 1 customer. Unfortunately, Illinois livestock producers are facing increasing regulations, foreign competition, and a growing not-in-my-backyard mentality here at home.
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