Resources for Manure Management
Instruction and tools to assist with planning, creating and implementing a comprehensive nutrient management plan.
Kits available from local Extension offices around the state for help with calibrating a manure spreader.
Newsletters on Manure Management (archived)
Good information on topics related to manure management from expert sources.
Worksheet and spreadsheet tools and odor impact assessment; setback curves estimation for livestock facilities; web-based learning module.
Nebguides, Nebfacts and other Extension publications on all aspects of manure management.
Software packages for free download to assist with manure nutrient management planning, manure value and other calculations.
Workbooks in Word or .pdf format for recording and implementing a comprehensive nutrient management plan.
Web-based learning modules (archived audio/video with PowerPoint® slides)
Topics include air quality, pollutants, feed management, manure nutrient management, nutrient planning, regulations including Land Application Training, and more. Uses Real player.
Heartland Regional Water Coord. Initiative Animal Manure Mgt. Site
LPELC (Livestock and Poultry Envirionmental Learning Center) LPES Curriculum
Comprehensive lessons address animal feeding, manure storage, nutrient management, air quality, and animal mortality.
MWPS (Midwest Plan Document Service)
Research documents available on manure management.
Environmental Protection Agency
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRC) on Nebraska CNMP
NRC on Agwaste
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)
Provides fact sheets & guidance documents.
Request an inspection for cow-calf backgrounders and/or ranch operations
An inspection may be required for your operation (LB 916 - loss of 90 day exemption). Fees are $100 for small AFO's (less than 299 head), $200 for medium AFO's 300-999 head) and $500 for large AFO's 1,000 head and larger. Include fee with applicaiton.