Pig waste helps climate

Pig waste helps climate

There are 27 comments on the The Straits Times story from May 31, 2009, titled Pig waste helps climate. In it, The Straits Times reports that:

THE 2,700 pigs on the farm that Mr John Horrevorts manages yield more than ham and bacon.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jun 1, 2009
In addition, the resulting biomass is perfect odorless and organic fertilizer.

It makes no sense of the U.S. east cost 'Confined Feed Lot Operations' where one company 'owns' the chickens he passes off to the farm and the farmer gets a contract that says he 'owns' the waste.. not the profits..

This story shows just how DIM this is. But if Chesapeake Bay is to be saved, this has to be fixed SOON.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#2 Jun 2, 2009
Anyone who has raised pigs will tell you it may be many things but odorless it isn't. Also pig has a high acid content and eats steel like cotton candy.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jun 2, 2009
tina anne wrote:
Anyone who has raised pigs will tell you it may be many things but odorless it isn't.
The INPUT yes, but then you just cannot seem to read ANYTHING without confusing your intake and outake..

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#4 Jun 2, 2009
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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The INPUT yes, but then you just cannot seem to read ANYTHING without confusing your intake and outake..
What is confusing about shit smells. Those pigs will stink no matter how they try and discribe it. Decaying fecal matter is also going to smell as well. Not to mention how the acid level is going to eat at every part of it. Pig shit has a high acid content. It eats metal like salt water.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#5 Jun 2, 2009
tina anne wrote:
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What is confusing about shit smells.
And what comes OUT of the digester is not shit. Clear now? What a total whack job you are..
Jan

Inglewood, CA

#6 Jun 2, 2009
This is an interesting conversation about pig dung, are we bored or something?
kozak

Uniontown, PA

#7 Jun 2, 2009
Farmers could make a mint shipping it to Germany, where it is a staple in their cuisine.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#8 Jun 3, 2009
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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And what comes OUT of the digester is not shit. Clear now? What a total whack job you are..
No, what is coming out of the rear end of the pig is. It is what your filling your digester is. And it isn't an instatious process.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#9 Jun 3, 2009
tina anne wrote:
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No, what is coming out of the rear end of the pig is. It is what your filling your digester is. And it isn't an instatious process.
Yes. Nothing is (near as I can tell) an 'instatious' process. Not even sure what an 'instatious' process would be.

And odor within the digester is controlled, or should be. The pig dung exists regardless. Turning it into clean, odor free fertiliser for farms seems like a win/win.

But then you never let reason or facts stand in the way of your denialism. They used to call it 'contrarian' but I think they had to extend the term to cover completely irrational contrarianism.
Fandango

Fenton, MI

#10 Jun 3, 2009
I don't get why your upset at all about the pig poop. Instead of pooping wherever, the pig poop that would normally be smelly in large piles is being turned into energy and fertilizer. What does the smell have to do with anything?
Fandango

Fenton, MI

#11 Jun 3, 2009
Not to mention, I don't believe that instatious is a word.
Earthling

San Javier, Spain

#12 Jun 3, 2009
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Yes. Nothing is (near as I can tell) an 'instatious' process. Not even sure what an 'instatious' process would be.
Now you know what it's like reading your fat fingered writing on occasion.
In the context used, it's quite clear what tina meant, only a dummy would need to question it.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#13 Jun 3, 2009
Earthling wrote:
<quoted text>Now you know what it's like reading your fat fingered writing on occasion.
In the context used, it's quite clear what tina meant, only a dummy would need to question it.
AGW deniers can be totally illiterate and Earthling is like the most liberal of educational counsellors; let a AGW supporter make a typo and he's the Typo Gestapo. Could he possible be a fcuking hypocrite?

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#14 Jun 3, 2009
Fair Game wrote:
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AGW deniers can be totally illiterate and Earthling is like the most liberal of educational counsellors; let a AGW supporter make a typo and he's the Typo Gestapo. Could he possible be a fcuking hypocrite?
Boy, you have got that backwards. I make a type and an AGW supporter is breathing down my neck. I can see a half dozen typos and let it go.

Of course the AGW supporter is only literate in the propaganda that supports thier views. While the rest of us who have long since learn our lesson will keep pointing out it's flaws.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#15 Jun 3, 2009
Fandango wrote:
I don't get why your upset at all about the pig poop. Instead of pooping wherever, the pig poop that would normally be smelly in large piles is being turned into energy and fertilizer. What does the smell have to do with anything?
The only difference is now it is in large smelly pits mixed with water.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#16 Jun 4, 2009
Earthling wrote:
<quoted text>Now you know what it's like reading your fat fingered writing on occasion.
In the context used, it's quite clear what tina meant, only a dummy would need to question it.
Everyones a critic...
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#17 Jun 4, 2009
tina anne wrote:
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The only difference is now it is in large smelly pits mixed with water.
Which would seem to make it really SMART to put it into methane digesters where it can both produce energy and become useful fertilizer before the levies break and it contaminates the rivers...

Also, it is a known 'breeding ground' for disease organisms that infect new pigs as they get cross contaminated..
Earthling

Spain

#18 Jun 4, 2009
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Everyones a critic...
Everyone's a critic?

LOL.
Earthling

Spain

#19 Jun 4, 2009
Fair Game wrote:
AGW deniers can be totally illiterate and Earthling is like the most liberal of educational counsellors; let a AGW supporter make a typo and he's the Typo Gestapo. Could he possible be a fcuking hypocrite?
Should be,'an' AGW supporter.

When you learn to differentiate between dyslexia, lack of education, laziness, ignorance and illiteracy, typos etc, please get back to me, you'll find I'm quite amenable when discussing the subject.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#20 Jun 5, 2009
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Which would seem to make it really SMART to put it into methane digesters where it can both produce energy and become useful fertilizer before the levies break and it contaminates the rivers...
Also, it is a known 'breeding ground' for disease organisms that infect new pigs as they get cross contaminated..
Putting it into methane digester (aka big smelly pits of water and pig manure) is going to increase the smell not to mention the health risk if those pits leak. Which is a real possibility since cement isn't the best container to hold some that is by nature very acidic.

Also, the normal method for handling it is to dump it in piles or pits. Sometimes the pits fill to the point it becomes piles and let it cook down on it's own. Then use it for fertilizer. Grampa used to judge if it was ready by seeing which piles had weeds growing on it.

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