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July 2016

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3rd Thursday of the Month
July 21, 2016

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Unsecured and
Secured Financing Available for 2016

Contact David Widman (who has over 30 years of bank lending experience, mostly in agriculture, and grew up on a family farm) about either input or operational financing for 2016 from AgriSpan. With qualified credit, an UNSECURED loan can range from $10,000.00 to $250,000.00; secured financing limit based on your operation. Call 507-640-1095 or email for details or to apply.



ProfitProAG’s Teleconference Call

Weather, Markets and Economical Cycles with Climatologist Larry Acker

Get a heads up on weather, markets and economic cycles by tuning into ProfitProAG’s July 21st teleconference call that features Larry Acker.

Weather and commodity markets have been challenging for many producers in 2016. Some areas have had excessive moisture and other areas have been on the dry side. Commodity markets have been stuck on the lower end of the price range.

So what does the future hold for the weather and markets? Climatologist and marketing specialist Larry Acker will review short and long term trends in weather and markets. He will also discuss economic cycles that impact everyone.

The Teleconference is Thursday, July 21st from 8 to 9 pm (CDT). Call 1-855-212-0212, then enter the meeting ID No. 769-100-082# (pound key). Just dial the number, listen and get your questions answered. Anonymity maintained. All calls will be muted when joining the teleconference. To ask a question press *6 (star six). After asking the question please press *6 again to re-mute your phone.



Livestock & Manure Management News

Manage Foam in Swine Pits

by Chris Chodur, ProfitProAG/Advanced Barn Care Consultant

Fall pump out is only three to four months away. Keep in mind that foam in manure pits can be dangerous to both animals and workers around the pits. Manure foaming occurs primarily in hog facilities—most commonly in the Midwestern United States and Canada. The causes of manure foaming remain a mystery, but the primary theory suggests that a specific microbial population causes it. Possible triggers include a high content of manure solids from water conservation practices; cool weather patterns; reduced antibiotic use; feeding or diet adjustments; changes in DDGS; changes in corn, including genetic modifications; moldy and/or lightweight corn; and changes in the type or quantity of fat fed to the animals.

Foam in manure pits may be linked to hog suffocation and incidents of fire and explosion. Methane (CH4) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are gases produced during the anaerobic breakdown of manure. Methane is a highly flammable gas that can lead to asphyxiation at high levels. The foam in manure pits can capture methane as high as 60 to 70 percent (600,000 to 700,000 ppm), a concentration in which explosions can occur. When the foam bubbles are disturbed or broken, the captured methane is released at an explosive concentration of 5 to 20 percent (50,000 to 200,000 ppm). If there is a nearby ignition source an explosion or flash fire could occur.

In addition to the danger of explosion or fire, foaming manure poses an asphyxiation risk for both people and hogs when foam rises through the slats in a barn. Anyone working within the building or in the immediate area should be informed about the dangers of foaming manure, including the hazards of methane and hydrogen sulfide.

Advanced Barn Care’s Manure Master FoamAwayTM is designed to knock down foam in swine manure storage facilities. This dry, easy to apply formulation is designed to stop manure pit foaming by inhibiting the production of methane gas while populating the manure with beneficial bioaugmentation microbes. Manure Master FoamAway may knock down manure pit foam within two days and provides a residual abatement for two months or longer. Please feel free to call an Advanced Barn Care consultant to further discuss foaming control issues and other manure management products.





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