With harvest winding down and manure application underway, it's a good time to remember manure safety, said Rich Gates, professor and extension specialist at the University of Illinois.
"Any liquid/slurry stores, when agitated, will release toxic hydrogen sulfide and methane gasses that can be lethal. Last summer, during agitation of a large manure storage tank in Wisconsin, a young farmer was killed from manure gas, along with 16 cows. This past weekend in mid-October, there were
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