On the Radio: Taking the odor out of pig farms

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Listen to this week’s radio piece here or read the transcript below.  It discusses a new odor-reducing technology designed to help pig farms stay healthy and productive.

As any Iowan knows, the terms “hog farm” and “odorless” don’t often go together, but new waste management technology hopes to change that perception.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

Technology now exists that lowers both dust and odor production on hog farms. Through the application of a mixture containing acid, oil and alcohol, hog waste emissions are reduced and much of the smell is eliminated.

This in turn leads to an increase in hog productivity and health, as well as better air quality for workers on the farm and people in the surrounding area.

Currently, few farms incorporate this breakthrough technology. Iowa farmers should consider if odorless waste management is a viable option for them as it’s a win-win for both the environment and hog production.

For more information, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank You.

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