USDA Animal Waste Management Version 2.4.1
AWM is a planning/design tool for waste storage structures utilized by both NRCS employees and external consultants, TSPs for animal feeding operations. It estimates the amount of manure, bedding, and process water based upon the type and number of animals and management followed. This information along with the local climatic factors and other characteristics feed into the design of these facilities. The procedure and calculations used in AWM are based on the USDA-NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook.