Fresh Perspective on Manure Management

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Target Audience:

  • Dairy Producers
  • Custom Haulers/Applicators
  • Conservation Program Directors/Employees

Managing manure is a headache. It can pose herd health, community relations and environmental challenges with ammonia emissions alone. The list continues with uneven nutrient distribution and nutrient losses during storage, diminishing the overall fertilizer value of the manure. Plus, crusting and solids issues in lagoons and pits add time and costs to agitation and pumping.

More Than Manure® (MTM®) Nutrient Manager can reduce ammonia levels in and around livestock confinement areas and in fields where MTM-treated manure is applied. MTM also helps break up crusts and solids when added to lagoons or pits, improving manure consistency and making it easier to pump. Furthermore, MTM maximizes the fertility value of manure by protecting phosphorus from lock-up and nitrogen from leaching, volatilization and denitrification.

Discover how MTM technology can give a fresh look at manure management:

  • Improve dairy air by reducing ammonia loss
  • Enhance manure handling and pumping by breaking up crusts and solids in lagoons and pits
  • Increase manure fertilizer value by protecting phosphorus and nitrogen from loss

 Effectively managing manure can have a positive impact on the livelihood of dairy producers and the environment. It can also cut down on headaches.


Dave Natzke
Editor, Dairy Herd Management


Dave Kaltenberg
Regional Manager

David Kaltenberg, SFP’s Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota regional account manager, joined SFP after having been a general and property manager at Kaltenberg Farm Partnership in Waunakee, Wis. He is responsible for sales and product education as well as building relationships with customers, distributors and retail partners.

Throughout the years, Kaltenberg gained experience and knowledge as a sales representative, safety coordinator, area sales director, regional account executive and general manager. Kaltenberg helped increase sales at several companies, including Tri County Cooperative, TH Agri Chemicals, Widen Enterprises and Royster-Clark.

Kaltenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Matt Werner
Research Coordinator

Matt Werner, research coordinator, joined SFP with several years of laboratory and customer service experience. He evaluates product field performance, conducts experiments proving product efficiency, helps facilitate patent development on new technologies and manages research projects for new SFP polymers. 

Prior to joining SFP, Werner served as a lab technician at Bayer CropScience, where he developed skills in product development and knowledge of nutrient inefficiencies.

Werner earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in environmental science and a minor in geology.

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