George Bilinsky, Director of Manure Management Planning with Farmers Edge, a Manitoba pork producer, talks about how his company best uses the valuable organic nutrients available from pig manure by injecting them into the ground of farmland, ensuring there is no runoff into nearby groundwater.
Did You Know:
- Over 85% of all pig manure is injected into the soil. This prevents manure from running into streams and lakes.
- All pork producers must file Manure Management plans with the government every year.
- Before pig manure is applied to a farm field, the soil must be tested for nutrient levels.
- By law, farmers must not allow manure to run off into waterways.