Manure Management Guidelines

Manure Management for Dairy Farms

DPC 1, Planning Dairy Freestall Barns

DPC 1, Planning Dairy Freestall Barns

The guideline provides general information that should be considered before beginning construction.

DPC 3, Selected Personnel in Milk Sanitation

DPC 3, Selected Personnel in Milk Sanitation

A compilation of official milk regulatory personnel. Only the digital PDF version is available.

$3.00

DPC 5, Directory of Dairy Farm Building & Milking System Resource People

DPC 5, Directory of Dairy Farm Building & Milking System Resource People

This directory is a compilation of resource people who work with dairy housing and/or milking systems.

DPC 27, Dairy Manure Management from Barn to Storage.

DPC 27, Dairy Manure Management from Barn to Storage.

Planning ahead for small and large improvements in dairy manure systems.

DPC 36, Dairy Farm Inspection

DPC 36, Dairy Farm Inspection

This guideline on dairy farm inspection contains the sanitation requirements for Grade A raw milk for pasteurization.

DPC 45, Gravity Flow Gutters for Manure Removal in Milking Barns

DPC 45, Gravity Flow Gutters for Manure Removal in Milking Barns

This guideline describes the concept and the design of gravity flow gutter for manure removal in dairy barns.

DPC 46, Dairy Odor Management

DPC 46, Dairy Odor Management

This guideline presents various ways to reduce or eliminate odor from dairy manure and other sources on dairy farms.

DPC 66, Planning A Dairy Complex - 100+ Questions To Ask

DPC 66, Planning A Dairy Complex - 100+ Questions To Ask

This guideline raises a wide range of questions-from mundane to complex-regarding what issues need to be addressed when considering a dairy complex.

DPC 106, On Farm Anaerobic Digesters - 100+ Questions to Ask

DPC 106, On Farm Anaerobic Digesters - 100+ Questions to Ask

This Guideline raises a wide range of questions regarding what issues need to be addressed when considering an anaerobic digester system.

DPC 110, Guidelines for Managing Compost Bedded-Pack Barns

DPC 110, Guidelines for Managing Compost Bedded-Pack Barns

This guideline is designed to provide general information about proper construction and management of compost bedded-pack dairy barns in the United States. The compost bedded pack barn consists of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings that are composted in place, along with manure, when mechanically stirred on a regular basis. Facility design, ventilation, timely addition of fresh, dry bedding, frequent and deep stirring, and avoidance of overcrowding are the keys to a good working compost bedded-pack barn