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nwobcw
Advisor

Manure ? for JR

  JR help me out please.  Recenly a person wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper stating the  algae in Lake Erie is due to cows emitting 125# of manure daily.  I found that figure astounding, is it true?  

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Manure ? for JR

Purdue  says  120  lbs.  ---  

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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

Re: Manure ? for JR

I assume they are talking dairy cows.  If so yeas that is a very close number. Most of my cows are eating around 115 pounds as fed today.  So if it goes in it's gotta come out!

 

As to the algea thingy I find that suspect. With as many municipalities having money trouble anymore it could be they are not doing as good a job of treating sewage.

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