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2013-12-03 07:30:12 PM
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YOU SEE, THE PRECIPITATION AROUND HOG LAGOONS HAS AN UNUSUALLY HIGH AMMONIA CONTENT,  ON ACCOUNT OF THE GIANT HOLES FILLED WITH HOG PEE.SOMETIMES GASSES BUILD UP UNDER THE PLASTIC THAT LINES THE BOTTOM OF THE HOG PEE LAGOON, TRIGGERING A MASSIVE EXPLOSION.
 
2013-12-03 07:43:35 PM
Subby's mom got laid again?
 
2013-12-03 07:45:26 PM
Hell, it ain't nothing but a thing.
 
2013-12-03 08:05:41 PM

dookdookdook: Hell, it ain't nothing but a thing.


It definitely WAS a thing.
 
2013-12-03 08:39:24 PM
Instant bacon.
 
2013-12-03 09:01:01 PM
it's only a theory
 
2013-12-03 09:01:59 PM
Who run barter town?
 
2013-12-03 09:02:04 PM
I guess it's better than pulled pork.
 
2013-12-03 09:02:33 PM
well played subby.
 
2013-12-03 09:06:07 PM
I thought this was going to be a repeat of the chimp-on-pig thread.
 
2013-12-03 09:07:47 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: well played subby.


indeed. i don't even want to know anymore. i'm out/..
 
2013-12-03 09:12:50 PM

scottydoesntknow: Instant bacon.


I came here to say exactly that.
 
2013-12-03 09:20:26 PM
Methane is flammable, you say? Someone call Rick!
 
2013-12-03 09:21:58 PM
All that explosive flavor of bacon comes at a price. :/

Used to work on a hog farm with confinements such as these. Even smaller units had to be well ventilated and drained on a regular basis. I think that getting the waste out to an open air would prevent a lot of this. Yet figuring out a way to utilize the methane would be best yet.
 
2013-12-03 09:23:03 PM

fusillade762: Methane is flammable, you say?


No, I'm pretty sure, methane is inflammable.

/and it's pronounced MEE-thane
 
2013-12-03 09:24:04 PM
Step 1: Install anaerobic digester to power the farm.
Step 2: Precipitate out the fertilizer from the urine.
Step 3: Profit.

Bonus:
Lower the stench of pig farms.
End a major source of agricultural water pollution.


/Pigs are really nasty.
 
2013-12-03 09:24:23 PM
You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies' digestion.

Or else they'll explode.

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2013-12-03 09:25:38 PM

hardinparamedic: YOU SEE, THE PRECIPITATION AROUND HOG LAGOONS HAS AN UNUSUALLY HIGH AMMONIA CONTENT,  ON ACCOUNT OF THE GIANT HOLES FILLED WITH HOG PEE.SOMETIMES GASSES BUILD UP UNDER THE PLASTIC THAT LINES THE BOTTOM OF THE HOG PEE LAGOON, TRIGGERING A MASSIVE EXPLOSION.


Meth lab? What meth lab?
 
2013-12-03 09:29:48 PM
Corn ethanol farkin with my bacon.?!?!? Yet another reason that corn ethanol needs to be ended!
 
2013-12-03 09:34:51 PM
Bacon and renewable energy, is there anything pigs can't do?
 
2013-12-03 09:46:38 PM
Article, schmarticle, but that site had a comment that was well informed, on topic, and written in polite language. That man needs to read more youtube comments to learn what is expected on the internet.
 
2013-12-03 09:59:12 PM

a particular individual: fusillade762: Methane is flammable, you say?

No, I'm pretty sure, methane is inflammable.

/and it's pronounced MEE-thane


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2013-12-03 10:00:03 PM
I blame the birds.

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2013-12-03 10:08:31 PM
My father in law is an electrician and used to do some work in pig barns.

He said their wiring was always a nightmare because the air contains a lot of organic acids from the decaying manure. Any exposed metal parts oxidize within no time.
 
2013-12-03 10:11:03 PM
Our whole universe was in a big oink state.
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started ... pink.
The earth began to cool
The troughs began to spew
Napoleon smelled truffles
We built a sty (we built a pen)
Ham, bacon, salami
Unraveling the chicharrónes
It all started with the pig bang.
BANG!
 
2013-12-03 10:22:48 PM
This Rolling Stone exposé gives a vivid description of the horror that is BigAg hog farming. "It's not funny." Problem is, that no one will ever find out because the article is five pages long.
 
2013-12-03 10:24:09 PM
Subby, that was an awesome headline but for the entirely wrong article. It would have made a smashing headline for the recent article about how humans are the result of mating between pigs and chimps.
 
2013-12-03 10:24:33 PM
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Not Pig Shiat!   ENERGY!
 
2013-12-03 10:25:36 PM
Clean that shiat up.
 
2013-12-03 10:29:54 PM

No Time To Explain: it's only a theory



SHHHH!

www.greatarchaeology.com
 
2013-12-03 10:35:43 PM
The manure sits for up to a year before it's pumped out, during which time it stews and decomposes, and all sorts of chemical processes take place... The best short-term solution farmers have come up is antibiotics. Rumensin 90, an antibiotic normally used to prevent bloating in cattle, has been repurposed to prevent gas in pig manure pits. It works, though no one knows why. Scientists have hypothesized that shifts in the microbial community-either from DDGS feeding or from another cause-may have a role in foaming manure as well.

So, you could probably solve the problem by, say, pumping out the manure a little more often than once a year, so as to catch it before it foams up sufficiently. Or, you could dump in a shiatton of antibiotics, potentially breeding whole new resistant strains. Clearly, the latter is a better option.
 
2013-12-03 10:45:26 PM

Theaetetus: The manure sits for up to a year before it's pumped out, during which time it stews and decomposes, and all sorts of chemical processes take place... The best short-term solution farmers have come up is antibiotics. Rumensin 90, an antibiotic normally used to prevent bloating in cattle, has been repurposed to prevent gas in pig manure pits. It works, though no one knows why. Scientists have hypothesized that shifts in the microbial community-either from DDGS feeding or from another cause-may have a role in foaming manure as well.

So, you could probably solve the problem by, say, pumping out the manure a little more often than once a year, so as to catch it before it foams up sufficiently. Or, you could dump in a shiatton of antibiotics, potentially breeding whole new resistant strains. Clearly, the latter is a better option.


When has haphazardly dumping antibiotics onto a problem ever gone wrong? I challenge you to name a single time that overuse and/or improper use of antibiotics has ever caused a problem. Can't do it, can you? I'm sure it will work out just as well this time. Seems like a bunch of liberal hand-wringing to me.
 
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2013-12-03 10:57:08 PM

mod3072: Theaetetus: The manure sits for up to a year before it's pumped out, during which time it stews and decomposes, and all sorts of chemical processes take place... The best short-term solution farmers have come up is antibiotics. Rumensin 90, an antibiotic normally used to prevent bloating in cattle, has been repurposed to prevent gas in pig manure pits. It works, though no one knows why. Scientists have hypothesized that shifts in the microbial community-either from DDGS feeding or from another cause-may have a role in foaming manure as well.

So, you could probably solve the problem by, say, pumping out the manure a little more often than once a year, so as to catch it before it foams up sufficiently. Or, you could dump in a shiatton of antibiotics, potentially breeding whole new resistant strains. Clearly, the latter is a better option.

When has haphazardly dumping antibiotics onto a problem ever gone wrong? I challenge you to name a single time that overuse and/or improper use of antibiotics has ever caused a problem. Can't do it, can you? I'm sure it will work out just as well this time. Seems like a bunch of liberal hand-wringing to me.


Heh. ohyou.jpg
 
2013-12-03 10:58:26 PM
Couldn't this 'mystery' be easily solved by... I donno... cleaning out the manure and feeding the pigs something different for a while?
 
2013-12-03 11:07:00 PM

a particular individual: fusillade762: Methane is flammable, you say?

No, I'm pretty sure, methane is inflammable.

/and it's pronounced MEE-thane


meh
 
2013-12-03 11:10:09 PM
That's a lot of hogwash. The only place it's economically advantageous to kill bacteria with antibiotics is inside an animal. Simple chemicals like hypochlorites which are used in swimming pools, water supplies and effluent sewage treatment in America or ozone which is used in Paris is far cheaper and more effective than antibiotics. The other approach would be antifoaming agents which are used in everything from manufacturing mayonaise to deep fryers to extracorporeal blood oxygenators in open heart surgery and they would prevent the foaming and gas trapping.
 
2013-12-03 11:45:35 PM
If they used the gas to power generators, they could probably power the whole operation with it,
instead of wasting it..
 
2013-12-03 11:45:39 PM

Theaetetus: The manure sits for up to a year before it's pumped out, during which time it stews and decomposes, and all sorts of chemical processes take place... The best short-term solution farmers have come up is antibiotics. Rumensin 90, an antibiotic normally used to prevent bloating in cattle, has been repurposed to prevent gas in pig manure pits. It works, though no one knows why. Scientists have hypothesized that shifts in the microbial community-either from DDGS feeding or from another cause-may have a role in foaming manure as well.

So, you could probably solve the problem by, say, pumping out the manure a little more often than once a year, so as to catch it before it foams up sufficiently. Or, you could dump in a shiatton of antibiotics, potentially breeding whole new resistant strains. Clearly, the latter is a better option.


How about spraying defoamer?
 
2013-12-04 12:25:10 AM
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2013-12-04 12:39:24 AM
All the unknowns around exploding hog manure foam suggest being careful about unintended consequences.

No shiat (to coin a phrase).

Start feeding pigs normal unadulterated organic (as in carbon-based, not necessarily "organic") food, and I guarantee the exploding manure pits will vanish almost immediately.
 
2013-12-04 12:50:31 AM
Oh, I don't know. Maybe you could let the pigs outside and clean the barn once in a while.

It's just a thought.

Of course the farmer probably doesn't own the pigs, he just has the contract to fatten 'em.
 
2013-12-04 12:51:50 AM

Gyrfalcon: All the unknowns around exploding hog manure foam suggest being careful about unintended consequences.

No shiat (to coin a phrase).

Start feeding pigs normal unadulterated organic (as in carbon-based, not necessarily "organic") food, and I guarantee the exploding manure pits will vanish almost immediately.


Along with most of the pig farms, and our bacon supply.

/this is 'Murica, dammit
 
2013-12-04 12:54:47 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Step 1: Install anaerobic digester to power the farm.
Step 2: Precipitate out the fertilizer from the urine.
Step 3: Profit.

Bonus:
Lower the stench of pig farms.
End a major source of agricultural water pollution.


/Pigs are really nasty.


This should be used for humans.

/Humans are really nasty.
 
2013-12-04 01:02:33 AM

Wolfspider: demaL-demaL-yeH: Step 1: Install anaerobic digester to power the farm.
Step 2: Precipitate out the fertilizer from the urine.
Step 3: Profit.
Bonus:
Lower the stench of pig farms.
End a major source of agricultural water pollution.
/Pigs are really nasty.

This should be used for humans.
/Humans are really nasty.


Sound like a plan. Let's cost it out.
 
2013-12-04 01:41:48 AM

Tatterdemalian: Gyrfalcon: All the unknowns around exploding hog manure foam suggest being careful about unintended consequences.

No shiat (to coin a phrase).

Start feeding pigs normal unadulterated organic (as in carbon-based, not necessarily "organic") food, and I guarantee the exploding manure pits will vanish almost immediately.

Along with most of the pig farms, and our bacon supply.

/this is 'Murica, dammit


Not really. Pigs could eat food waste--they don't have to eat chemical coated slurry like they do now. it's all those extra chemicals that's making the ammonia/methane gelignite out of their poo. All they need to do is stop filling pig guts full of weird-ass plastics, and things would return to normal.
 
2013-12-04 01:54:32 AM
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2013-12-04 02:11:00 AM
FTA: "Scientists have scrambled to solve the mystery of the exploding hog-manure foam..."

I now have a name for my new band.
 
2013-12-04 05:39:53 AM

sxacho: I thought this was going to be a repeat of the chimp-on-pig thread.


It's not?
 
2013-12-04 07:01:37 AM
 
2013-12-04 08:24:43 AM
That would have to be one charming motherfarking pig
 
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