Total systems

Agricultural waste management systems must be developed using the total systems approach. A total system accounts for all the waste associated with an agricultural enterprise throughout the year from production to utilization. In short, it is the management of all the waste, all the time, all the way.

Figure 9-1 Relative handling characteristics of different kinds of manure and percent total solids

Poultry

Beef (feeders)

Dairy Cows

Poultry

Beef (feeders)

Dairy Cows

Swine

Percent total Solids (wet basis)

Liquid

Semi-solid

Slurry

Swine

Solid

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