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Excited About Manure


I had a colleague tell me last week that he’s never met anyone who gets “so excited about manure”. I will take that as a compliment and maintain that livestock manure in North Dakota is one of the highest-value, under-used fertilizer sources available.

As combines start rolling in the fields, I know that the custom manure haulers in North Dakota are ready to go, too. (Find one here: I’ve written Center Points posts previously about using manure as a fertilizer ( and about calibrating your manure spreader (you are spreading fertilizer, after all…

Today I write to invite you to the 2016 Nutrient Management Day, August 23. I think it deserves its own post because I’m featuring something new to our state: Mr. Andy Scholting from Nutrient Advisors LLC, West Point, NE will discuss manure brokering. Mr. Scholting primarily works with the livestock sector on producing the best fertilizer product possible for our crop-growing friends. He will be discussing both management and quality in the classroom as well as in the feedlot pens with a hands-on demonstration. I want both livestock owners and crop producers to join us for NM Day because it’s important for all of us to understand the value of this readily available resource.


It’s hard to believe this is the first blog post for August.  Maybe you’ve heard the adage, “the older you get, the faster time will seem to move;” I’m really feeling the effects of that saying this summer. It seems like Paulo and I just finalized our plot plans yesterday and it’s already time to show them off!

We will also be featuring Bison Compost LLP, who will be discussing creating quality compost. You can register for NM Day here:

This week I’m heading east to Ohio for the North American Manure Expo ( I will share my findings with you at NM Day.

I look forward to seeing you on August 23rd at the CREC!

Area Extension Specialist
Livestock Environmental Management 


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