This calculator allows producers to understand how improvements in finishing, such as mortality and feed efficiency, can influence the environmental footprint of the barn. (updated 3-30-23)
This fact sheet is a companion piece for the Wean-Finish Pork Sustainability Calculator and helps explain how the information from caclulator inputs can be used by producers.
Air QualityAir Management Practices Assessment Tool
The Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) provides an objective overview of mitigation practices best suited to address odor, emissions and dust at your livestock operation, so livestock and poultry producers may compare and narrow their options of mitigation techniques.
Air Quality and Livestock Odor Research Website - Iowa State University
Animal Agriculture and Air quality Website - Iowa State University
Publications from Iowa State University
The Science of Smell Series
Part 1 Odor Perception and Physiological Response
Part 2 Odor Chemistry
Part 3 Odor Detection and Measurement
Part 4 Principles of Odor Control
Land and Water
Iowa Manure Management Action Group - IMMAG
IMMAG was created in 1997 by commodity and public sector groups to help producers maximize the value of manure as well as protect the environment. It links to many scientific and regulatory resources.
The Manure Scoop Blog
Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University, discusses the science of manure, including management, options for treatment, use as fertilizer, environmental impacts and new technologies. Visit The Manure Scoop Blog
Manure Nutrients for Crop Production
Regulations and Manure Management
Manure Gasses: Hydrogen Sulfide and Your Safety - Dan Andersen
Swine Mortalities Disposal
DisSolving Swine Mortality Problems - Iowa State University
Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wean-Finish Pork Sustainability Calculator (updated 3-30-23)