Worley, John W.
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The main areas of concern on dairy farms are animal waste handling and storage, milking center wastes, and silage leachate. These wastes contain organic matter, nitrates, phosphorus, detergents, and disease causing organisms. Lack of planning can cause contamination of the water supply on your farm as well as your neighbors’, but with careful handling, the wastes can be of some benefit for other purposes. This assessment allows you to evaluate the environmental soundness of your farm and operational practices relating to your dairy production practices