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Dairy Manure Digestion and Dilution: Part 1, The Impact

Written by Andrew Wedel PE — Settje Agri-Services & Engineering

Recently, there’s been an increase in the awareness and utilization of manure aeration technology that incorporates an “aerobic” process that supplies enough oxygen to support aerobic bacteria.  While historically, the capital and operating costs of aeration systems have been seen as cost-prohibitive, advances in the design and components used in today’s systems have demonstrated the potential to offer an attractive return on investment, in addition to improved odor control and net manure value for the operation.

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Settje Hires Renowned Agricultural Engineer As Sustainability Director

Written by Settje Agri-Services & Engineering

Settje Hires Renowned Agricultural Engineer as Sustainability Director Andrew Wedel will help customers adapt to emerging market trends, monetize efforts   RAYMOND, Neb. (January 19, 2022) – Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc. (SASE) is adding to its experienced team by hiring Andrew Wedel, P.E., as the Director of Sustainability and Innovation. In this role, Wedel […]

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The Four Components of a Successful Handling Facility

Written by Settje Agri-Services & Engineering

Recently, there’s been an increase in the awareness and utilization of manure aeration technology that incorporates an “aerobic” process that supplies enough oxygen to support aerobic bacteria.  While historically, the capital and operating costs of aeration systems have been seen as cost-prohibitive, advances in the design and components used in today’s systems have demonstrated the potential to offer an attractive return on investment, in addition to improved odor control and net manure value for the operation.

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The Benefits of Manure Aeration Systems

Written by EASYFIX and Settje Agri-Services

Recently, there’s been an increase in the awareness and utilization of manure aeration technology that incorporates an “aerobic” process that supplies enough oxygen to support aerobic bacteria.  While historically, the capital and operating costs of aeration systems have been seen as cost-prohibitive, advances in the design and components used in today’s systems have demonstrated the potential to offer an attractive return on investment, in addition to improved odor control and net manure value for the operation.

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Opportunities for Confined Beef Production in the Midwest

Nebraska and the Midwest are in a unique position to capitalize on multiple opportunities available for confined beef production.

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The 8 Steps of a Construction Project

Every livestock facility construction project comes with its own unique set of circumstances and challenges. That’s why Settje Agri-Services makes every effort to lay out the construction process and timeline as transparently as possible.

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The Top Benefits of Summer Manure Stockpiling

When it comes to raising crops, any farmer will tell you, “timing is everything”. And that goes double for the timing of your manure application. Getting the right amount of nutrients applied to your field at the right time is a key factor to ensure a good start to next season’s crops. Stockpiling manure on the edge of a field in the summer can give you multiple advantages over waiting to purchase your manure, including more control over the timing of your fall/winter manure application.

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The Pre-Construction Timeline of a Beef Confinement Building

Beef confinement buildings are growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional beef feedlots. Many scenarios can arise that will dictate the construction schedule for a facility, including the overall complexity of the project, permitting process, and time spent designing and engineering the facility.

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What You Need to Know About Livestock Facility Site Selection

Constructing a livestock facility is a large undertaking that involves many critical choices, including selecting your site for construction. Perhaps you already have a location in mind or multiple options to choose from. No matter what the situation is, we recommend considering the following factors before selecting a site for a greenfield livestock facility.

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Key Actions in Annual Livestock Recordkeeping

Just like accounting, close-outs, buying feed and several other regular operational duties, environmental recordkeeping is a year-round process for livestock operations. The better an operator is at staying on top of these business items throughout the year, the more efficiently his or her business runs — and the easier these tasks become over time.

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