2014 Missouri Pork Expo
Producer Education Sessions

Lagoon Management
Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

Panel Members
•Jeff Browning, Engineer and Farmer, Bowling Green
•David Stephens, Farm...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

Embarrassment Warning and Disclaimer
If you are a Cargill Contract
Feeder, remember, p...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

What is a lagoon?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

A lagoon is a system used for
management of liquid manure
Four Subsystems
•Earthen str...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

I don’t have enough hogs to need a CAFO
permit. So DNR can’t touch me. Right?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

What is the hardest thing about managing a
lagoon system?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

What do these things have in common?

40 inches
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

What is freeboard? Is it important? Why can’t I
just fill in the spillway and use that...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

How often are you supposed to pump the
lagoon down?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

How often are you supposed to pump the
lagoon down?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

How often does the average producer clean
solids out of the lagoon?
How often Should t...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

How often are you supposed to pump the
lagoon down?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

If my lagoon is already full of manure solids
sludge, what is the best way to get it o...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
If my lagoon is already full of manure solids sludge, what is the
best way to get it ou...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
If my lagoon is already full of manure solids sludge, what is the
best way to get it ou...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion at 2014 Missouri Pork Expo Producer Education Sessions

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Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

Why is it important to control grass, weeds,
brush and trees on the lagoon berm?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

After a lagoon berm has sat for a year or two,
can you stop worrying about erosion and...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

When I do daily and weekly inspections of the
pipe and pump system, what am I supposed...
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

What tips do you have for managing the land
application area (soil-plant filter)?
Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
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Jeff Browning, David Stephens, Michael Heaton, and Jerry Foster - Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

  1. 1. 2014 Missouri Pork Expo Producer Education Sessions Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  2. 2. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion Panel Members •Jeff Browning, Engineer and Farmer, Bowling Green •David Stephens, Farmer, United Hog Systems, Marshall •Michael Heaton, Environmental Specialist, MO DNR Macon •Jerry Foster- Environmental Manager, Cargill, Jefferson City
  3. 3. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion Embarrassment Warning and Disclaimer If you are a Cargill Contract Feeder, remember, pictures from your farm may show up in this presentation as either good or bad examples. As long as you don’t say anything, you and I are the only ones that will know.
  4. 4. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion What is a lagoon?
  5. 5. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion A lagoon is a system used for management of liquid manure Four Subsystems •Earthen structure •Biological Treatment Unit •Pumps and pipe to and from the lagoon •Land Application Area or Soil – Plant Filter
  6. 6. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion I don’t have enough hogs to need a CAFO permit. So DNR can’t touch me. Right?
  7. 7. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion What is the hardest thing about managing a lagoon system?
  8. 8. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  9. 9. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  10. 10. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion What do these things have in common? 40 inches
  11. 11. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion What is freeboard? Is it important? Why can’t I just fill in the spillway and use that extra berm height to increase my storage?
  12. 12. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion How often are you supposed to pump the lagoon down?
  13. 13. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion How often are you supposed to pump the lagoon down?
  14. 14. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion How often does the average producer clean solids out of the lagoon? How often Should the average producer clean solids out of the lagoon?
  15. 15. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion How often are you supposed to pump the lagoon down?
  16. 16. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  17. 17. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion If my lagoon is already full of manure solids sludge, what is the best way to get it out?
  18. 18. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion If my lagoon is already full of manure solids sludge, what is the best way to get it out?
  19. 19. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion If my lagoon is already full of manure solids sludge, what is the best way to get it out?
  20. 20. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion at 2014 Missouri Pork Expo Producer Education Sessions 20
  21. 21. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion Why is it important to control grass, weeds, brush and trees on the lagoon berm?
  22. 22. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  23. 23. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  24. 24. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion After a lagoon berm has sat for a year or two, can you stop worrying about erosion and settling?
  25. 25. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion When I do daily and weekly inspections of the pipe and pump system, what am I supposed to look for?
  26. 26. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  27. 27. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion
  28. 28. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion What tips do you have for managing the land application area (soil-plant filter)?
  29. 29. Lagoon Management Panel Discussion

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