Small Acreage Livestock

 

 

Use our fact sheet and self-assessment series to learn more about proper manure and livestock management. Identify potential risks and plan solutions on your own farm.

Fact sheet 1: Keeping Livestock and Horses on Small Acreages: Protecting Our Drinking Water, Families & Animals
Fact sheet 2: Livestock Yards and Manure Storage Areas on Small Acreages: Protecting Our Drinking Water, Families & Animals
Fact sheet 3: Pastures, Fencing and Watering on Small Acreages: Protecting Our Drinking Water, Families & Animals
Fact sheet 4: Keeping Livestock and Horses on Small Acreages: Assessing Your Risks to Water Resources
Self-assessment worksheet 1: Livestock Yards and Access: Assessing Your Risks
Self-assessment worksheet 2: Manure Storage: Assessing Your Risks

Other URI Fact Sheets:

Composting Manure On-Farm: Basics for Small Acreage Livestock Farms

Aerated Bay Compost System: A Pilot Demonstration
University of Rhode Island Peckham Farm

URI CE Water Quality Program: Nutrient Management Tools and Resources

Rhode Island Nutrient Management Workbook: Training Manual, MS Excel Workbooks, other links

Nutrient Management Guidelines for Turfgrass Sod Production in Southern New England


View our web pages about managing manure, livestock yards, pastures, and wells and water resources.

View the additional resources page for more information, including regional fact sheets.

View the demonstration site pages to see examples of steps you can take.

URI CE Home*A*Syst Fact Sheets on sustainable landscaping and other pollution prevention topics