Authors: Turnbull, J. E.
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Description: Slotted-floor housing of farm live stock, although a relatively new development in North America, has been used in Europe for decades, and in Iceland for 200 years. Europeans have, therefore, accumulated valuable experience in the management of slotted floor animal housing as well as methods of removing and disposing of the wastes. The author recently examined a number of slotted-floor beef and dairy buildings in the U.S.A., U.K. and Scandinavia. The American installations relatively new, and in most cases the owners assumed that accumulated cattle manure could be readily pumped or drained from large storage tanks under slotted floors. In several cases, the manure has never been completely re moved and the costly under-floor storage tanks have been filling up with accumulated manure solids. This paper discusses several successful European manure-removal systems which could be applied to the design of various facilities such as calf rearing, free-stall dairy housing and beef finishing, for the Canadian cattle industry.

Keywords: european experience with removal of cattle manure from slotted floor barns
Citation: Turnbull, J. E. 1967. EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE WITH REMOVAL OF CATTLE MANURE FROM SLOTTED FLOOR BARNS. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 9(1):33-36.
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages 33 - 36
Date: 1967
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