Moving manure is an important consideration for livestock operations. From Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, two detailed guides on the subject:
For dragline or direct-flow manure application systems to reach fields, potentially miles from a liquid manure storage, the hoses may have to run in or along a road ditch (right of way) or through culverts to cross roads. Roads can be crossed by using existing culverts or may require the installation of a culvert or pipe to create a crossing. If you would like to use road right of ways, you need to obtain permission from the responsible jurisdiction, whether it be the municipality or the Province. This factsheet only focuses on the application procedures for provincial highways.
Hauling manure on Alberta roads requires operators to pay close attention to highway safety, road infrastructure and the environment. This factsheet discusses manure application equipment and road use requirements. Its purpose is to help farmers and custom manure applicators understand the impacts manure hauling equipment has on roads and bridges and the legal requirements for road access as well as providing tips/suggestions on how to minimize wear and tear on the infrastructure. This factsheet applies to the transportation of an implement of husbandry which by definition means:
• a tractor designed and used for agricultural purposes, or
• a vehicle designed and adapted exclusively for agricultural, horticultural, aquacultural or livestock raising operations.