High natural gas prices may provide profit opportunities for dairies, according to a couple of recent reports. That’s because manure makes an attractive economic alternative to inorganic fertilizers that are generated, in large part, with natural gas. That’s just one way you can make money from your manure.

For more suggestions, check out these reports released by the National Dairy Environmental Stewardship Council:  “Cost-Effective and Environmentally Beneficial Dairy Manure Management Practices” and “Strategies for Increasing Implementation and Fostering Innovation in Dairy Manure Management.”

To access these reports, go to: http://www.suscon.org/dairies/ndesc.asp and click on the links on the lower right.