Manure Pit Hazards

Farm Safety & Health Digest Vol. 3, No. 4, p. 3

Slide 1

Ask: Who has seen a manure pit? What kinds of animals use a manure pit? What other ways are there of storing manure? (Outdoor lagoons and tanks).

What are manure pits?
  • Manure pits are underground tanks where manure is stored.
  • Pits are located directly underneath where the animals live.
  • Some manure falls through the slats in the floor. The rest is flushed away and into the pit with water.

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