Save on bedding
A transition to manure separation to produce green bedding is often financially appealing. The purchase of a manure separator is one-off occurrence and can afterwards be written off annually. After the purchase you will only pay for electricity and maintenance.
The solid part product derived from manure is suitable for any type of box. When cow-comfort is concerned, the highest improvements can be gained combined with a deep-green bedding. Dry manure is a heavy and resilient product and therefore perfectly suited to create sturdy bedding. Additionally, because manure is nearly always in supply, it can be used in larger amounts. You never have to be sparing with litter anymore!
Dry manure hardly sticks to cows, in contrast to straw or sawdust. Further, a cow does not naturally choose to do its business while lying down. This, however, does happen when a cow has trouble standing up due to slipperiness or a lack of space. Additionally, leg, hoof and or other health problems may cause this behaviour. When such a problem is solved, it results in cleaner cows and bedding. This increases the enjoyment of your work and leads to higher returns.
The improvement of cow-comfort has a considerable effect on the health of cows. An example would be the prevention of thick heels. We also observe that the cell-number decreases for many of our clients. This has, amongst other reasons, to do with the recycling process that is introduced. After all, when no outside litter products are introduced, neither are bacteria and diseases.
You prevent smouldering
Using solid part as litter has many advantages, as long as smouldering is prevented! It is important to spread the solid part product when it is still fresh. By spreading the product it is able to dry out further, which results in the impossibility for smouldering to take place. Manure in a heap will, like silage, start to smoulder within a day. With your own manure separator this is never an issue, after all you will always spread the product when fresh!
Utilize your nutrients and save on chemical fertilizer.
By separating slurry into its solid and liquid parts you effectively create two types of manure.
– Solid part:
A phosphate rich product which can be used as solid manure.
– Liquid part:
A liquid nitrogen rich product which is easily manageable when mixed or spread.
By separating manure into two types you can use your nutrients intelligently. Solid part can also be spread outside of the fertilization season, while the liquid part is much richer in nitrogen. With adequate planning, less chemical fertilizer will have to be purchased. This fits neatly into the recycle mind-set.
Cost effective disposal of manure
It is possible to save on transport costs when the solid part product is transported compared to standard slurry. This product is far richer in nutrients whereby the same amount can be transported to the manure processor in a smaller amount of trucks. Further, it makes it easier to export the solid part product, with or without any intermediate steps.
Larger storage capacity
Because you can regard the solid part product as solid manure you gain a lot of storage capacity in your manure cellar. The solid part can be stored on the manure heap or in a temporary manure heap in the field.
Easier mixing and fertilization
Because the solid part is separated from the liquid part you will build up a large stockpile of liquid part over time. Liquid part is usually stored separately and is easy to mix and spread. Clogging never occurs and a possible contractor hardly has to add water during spreading by tow hoses.
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