[permaculture] Poplar trees may be new draw for pig farms

Claude William Genest genest at pivot.net
Wed Dec 17 09:10:33 EST 2003

True, and yet "Pollution is but an unused resource" ( though issues of 
scale certainly apply as in the case of industrial animal confinement 
operations) - Maybe we can turn even this waste into a resource and a 
yield : Poplar's ramial wood is great livestock feed - high and protein 
  quite a complete complex of amino acids and it's harvestable 2-3 times 
a year

On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 02:22 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:

> The factory pig farms are the real problem which needs to be 
> addressed.  Finding green solutions for corrupt corporate farming 
> practices seems like a miniscule bandaid for a much larger problem.  
> On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 12:44 PM, Saor Stetler wrote:
>> Poplar trees may be new draw for pig farms
>> Tuesday, December 16, 2003
>> By Estes Thompson, Associated Press
>> There are 1,700 inactive lagoons in North Carolina waiting cleanup 
>> and 4,500 more lagoons in use. North Carolina ranks second in hog 
>> production at 9.6 million animals, behind Iowa at 15 million head.
>> National Pork Board figures show one animal produces between 8,000 
>> pounds and 64,000 pounds of waste a year, depending on its > 
>> development.
>> Cleaning out a typical lagoon could cost as much as $40,000 an acre, 
>> not counting the cost of land on which to spread the sludge. The 
>> sludge can't fertilize crops for human consumption. Humenik said the 
>> typical lagoon cleanup using the poplars would cost between $15,000 
>> and $20,000 for a lagoon that is two to three acres.
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