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6 minutes ago, brewcrew said:

Poultry poo is highly valuable. I’ve heard about guys auctioning it every year. 

It is and when I dividing the 100k out per acre off my guess of the nutrient analysis it would be cheaper then purchased fertilizer.  It is just the thought that $100000 in income from a biproduct of your operation seems crazy.  

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8 hours ago, hobbyfarm said:

It is and when I dividing the 100k out per acre off my guess of the nutrient analysis it would be cheaper then purchased fertilizer.  It is just the thought that $100000 in income from a biproduct of your operation seems crazy.  

Crazy high fert prices coming for 2022.  Smart business sense, Sometimes due to market demand more money made with the bi-product then selling the main product .

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We Purchase Turkey Litter for our soil nutrients from a Turkey Litter broker.    Dry Turkey Litter has been $42.00 a Ton or so these last few years,    We Have our Own Litter spreader calibrated for 2 ton to the Acre,  these spreaders are not your typical Manure Spreader, Dry Litter bridges in a Typical spreader and doesn't allow a consistent spread pattern.  The Aroma is or can be overwhelming!!  The average Person will know when this product is applied!!

Spoke with the Turkey litter broker in the First part of November, He Didn't know if there would be enough Litter for all the Producers this coming spring.

As was Stated, "Crazy high fert prices coming for 2022",  Producers that haven't ever used this Valuable Product have spoken for a Large amount of Chicken & Turkey litter.   I should have been a little more proactive in Speaking for a Nitrogen source.

Soil testing several weeks ago will tell us what we have for nitrogen Credits in the soil for a projected yield in 2022'

Jim Droscha

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On 11/28/2021 at 11:15 PM, DroschaFamilyDairy said:

We Purchase Turkey Litter for our soil nutrients from a Turkey Litter broker.    Dry Turkey Litter has been $42.00 a Ton or so these last few years,    We Have our Own Litter spreader calibrated for 2 ton to the Acre,  these spreaders are not your typical Manure Spreader, Dry Litter bridges in a Typical spreader and doesn't allow a consistent spread pattern.  The Aroma is or can be overwhelming!!  The average Person will know when this product is applied!!

Spoke with the Turkey litter broker in the First part of November, He Didn't know if there would be enough Litter for all the Producers this coming spring.

As was Stated, "Crazy high fert prices coming for 2022",  Producers that haven't ever used this Valuable Product have spoken for a Large amount of Chicken & Turkey litter.   I should have been a little more proactive in Speaking for a Nitrogen source.

Soil testing several weeks ago will tell us what we have for nitrogen Credits in the soil for a projected yield in 2022'

Jim Droscha

Yes for sure you know when it's spread. It's spread around here and you know for miles with the odor.

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2 hours ago, brewcrew said:

Actually, that’s exactly what it IS worth! 😂

I know that if someone has a use for something then it has value but that price seems ridiculous. I may very well be wrong. Some farmers "down here" use chicken litter in corn but not a lot and less than 10 years ago due to chicken farmers raising the price to where it wasn't worth the trouble or time versus other options. Seems like the poultry farms should pay the farmers to take it rather than them having the headache, time and money of having to deal with disposing it within regulation guidelines. In the future I'll be careful when I say something isn't worth sh#t because it just may be after all.

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13 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

I have hauled chicken litter from Detroit Lakes, I think, Michigan to central Nebraska. Had $70/ton just in freight!!

Different Regions of the Farming sectors of Our Country have access to several Varieties of Soil Nutrients,

An Example here in Mid-Michigan is "Herbrooks Chicken Farm's", These producers are Well Known for Egg Production, Millions& Millions of Chickens are in building's about 5 miles south of Ionia Michigan, Most of the Chicken Litter is "Pelletized" to Cut down the Odor & easier Handling of this Nitrogen Nutrient.

Our Dairy Farm uses Turkey Litter, The Product is lower in Phosphorous, than Chicken Litter, All of Our Dairy Farm Soil is in Good Condition, A Hundred Years of Dairy Cow Manure Spread every year on our Thin Layer of top soil, along with cover crops, keep the Tilth of the soil productive.

Our Dairy Farm has used "Sand Beeding" in our free stall barns since the Early 1980's, Not a Lot of Pen Pack Straw Bedding spread on our Fields. The turkey Litter is from a Turkey Facility that has Woodchips for these "Free Range" turkeys. Most of the Turkey Producers are 80 miles to the West of our Farm, Hundreds of Buildings of Turkeys, Buildings on these Facility's are designed to store "Turkey Litter", Protecting the Turkey Litter from the "Elements".

Michigan Has a Different Trucking Law than Our Neighboring States, We Have "Gravel Trains,  Michigan Special, Kenworths & Freightliners", 9 Axles on the Trailers, Hauling 130 thousand pounds of Sand & Gravel,  These Owner operators of these Large Capacity Rigs can Haul Fluffy Turkey Litter in the Winter months when the Gravel pits are Frozen & Highway building projects have halted,   Most "Doubles" can Deliver 50 tons of Bird Poop to the Producers Storage Area at a Time.

Poultry Manure has Been a Common Source of "Nitrogen" in our area for Years, The small "Laying Barn Producers" have disappeared over the Years as the Big Farms keep getting Larger, Creating a Problem of What to do with all the Poultry Waste. 

My 2 cents, Jim Droscha

 

 

 

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Bell and Evans is a broiler chicken integrator that requires full clean out and sanitizing between flocks.  They provide the littler for the contract grower and the grower gets the spent litter after each flock.  It is definitely worth $ here.  Many growers sell it right out of the barn to the mushroom farms.  They buy it up.  

On the layer manure my old neighbor had a layer barn.  The layer manure made stuff grow like you wouldn't believe.  You could clearly see any skippers or where they stopped spreading in the field.  Like said above the only issue was high P content would build up in the soil from decades of spreading more P then removing.  It only comes out to $67 a ton.  Even with trucking it will be cheap compared to purchased fertilizer.  

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