Dairy Herd Management How To: Start a Nutrient Management Plan

Start a Nutrient Management Plan
Building a nutrient management plan for your farm is important to ensure your soils have the proper nutrients to maximize productivity and protect the environment. ( Farm Journal )

There is a balance between managing nutrients generated by your animals and providing the soils on your farm with the appropriate amount of nutrients to maximize yield, all while protecting the environment. The foundation for establishing and maintaining that balance lies in a nutrient management plan. 

If you need to build a nutrient management plan for your farm, or if your established plan needs revision, this video will help you understand the basics of building your plan and some essential components to include. Dennis Frame, a former University of Wisconsin Extension specialist and current nutrient management consultant, walks through the process of building a plan and gives some watch-outs to consider as you understand the needs of your operation.