Foam coming up through slats from a below-barn manure storage pit
Foam coming up through slats from a below-barn manure storage pit

Just in time for the fall manure pumping season, University of Minnesota engineers have released results on research that offers a solution to control foaming risks in deep-pit manure storage.

The report, Monensin Addition to Swine Manure Deep Pits for Foaming Control, provides recommendations on using Rumensin when dealing with actively foaming pits and suggestions on its use as a preventive measure.

The Minnesota Pork Board and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station funded the research by Chuck Clanton, Ph.D. P.E.; Larry Jacobson, Ph.D. P.E; and David Schmidt, P.E.

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Read more information on this development in the September issue of Pork magazine.