Technical guide on how to factor in added bedding and water and feed losses in determining the total volume for designing manure storage tanks

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

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Description

When designing tanks, the total volume of material to be stored must be calculated. Guides on tank design, evaluation of animal waste volumes, and calculation of water and feed losses were recently updated. This guide provides a comprehensive calculation method that takes into account volumes of bedding added as well as feed and water losses.

Objective(s)

  • Determine the calculation method
  • Produce a guide in line with the previous guides to provide a comprehensive design tool

From 2016 to 2017

Project duration

Livestock production

Activity areas

Coexisting in an agricultural environment, Environmental regulations

Services

This guide explains to growers and engineers how to build appropriate facilities for storing the manure of the main livestock breeds raised in Québec.

Partners

Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Association des ingénieurs en agroalimentaire du Québec

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