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Young cattle graze in Montgomery County, Md., May 12, 2020.
USDA/FPAC video by Preston Keres

Manure Management

Livestock farms must deal with the manure the animals generate. Animal manure can negatively impact water and air quality if not handled properly.

NRCS has many practices and technical information to help farmers with manure management. Properly managed manure can improve soil quality, crop yields and reduce the risk of runoff to the surface waters.

Cows in pasture



For more information please visit our Animal Waste Management Page