Livestock Bedding Articles

  • Revitalizing a hog waste lagoon

    A North Carolina hog grower with a brood barn of 200 full grown sows contacted Reliant Water Technologies to see if we could assist him with one of his waste lagoons. All of his lagoons were identical, measuring only .05 acres in size, and designed to be 8 feet deep. When we arrived at the farm all of the lagoons looked like the one in Figure 1. The lagoon that he chose for us to work with was ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • 5 Essential Farm Implements For Smallholders

    What are your top tools or farm implements that make life as a smallholder that much easier? What’s on your Christmas wish list or gets regular use around your plot? We asked our team to share their essential implements and have created the Farm Tech Supplies Top 5 List of Farm Implements! If you have a trusted piece of farm equipment you couldn’t do without, ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Forced ammonia stripping from livestock wastewater: the influence of some physico-chemical parameters of the wastewater

    In highly alkaline aqueous solutions (pH >10), the main form of dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen is the unionized free ammonia. Free ammonia, being a gaseous molecule, is easily stripped out from the solution. Increasing wastewater pH is frequently used to force ammonia removal. Herein, the effect of the variation of some physico-chemical characteristics of liquid cattle wastewater on ammonia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vermicompost’s Role in Farming

    One of the main goals of every organic farmer is to build long-term soil fertility and tilth by feeding the soil with a variety of natural amendments. The regular addition of compost is one of the best ways to enhance the soil’s organic and humic content, which helps to build a fertile soil structure. This soil structure makes better use of water and nutrients. It is easier to till and, ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Tips For Maintaining And Storing Your Machinery Out Of Season

    While there are still many jobs to do throughout the autumn and winter months, there will be some tools and machinery that you won’t need again until spring next year. There is nothing worse than needing to replace a piece of kit because its suffered damage over winter due to poor maintenance and storage. The following tips will help ensure this doesn’t happen to ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Florida Dairy Succeeds With AD System

    North Florida dairy with 6,100 mature cows and 5,500 replacements installed anaerobic digestion system that is yielding multiple benefits. Dairy farming in Florida has financial and logistical challenges, including hot, humid summers; high electrical costs; access to fresh water; odor; greenhouse emissions and sandy soil issues. Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida has found sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Chicken Manure Management, Recycling, and Composting

    Chicken Manure Fertilizer Manufacturing Process If you have chickens, you will have manure. Fortunately, chicken manure is among the most prized of manures. Fresh chicken manure is considered a “hot” manure, which is unsuitable for immediate use. Chicken manure needs to be composted and aged at least two to three months before you add it to your garden. If you don’t wait ...

  • California Issues Notice Requiring Registration for Products Made From Pesticide Impregnated Materials and Bearing Pesticide Claims

    On December 11, 2015, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued California Notice 2015-13 that will require each person/company with products made from pesticide impregnated material that are sold into or within California under their own company name to register their product(s) as a pesticide. Examples of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Himmerland dairy farm case study

    A. PRE-TREATMENT Barn Type: 60 tie stall dairy barn. Mats used in stalls. Manure Handling: Barn houses about 17 – 20 cows along each of two 120 foot parallel pits 2.5 feet wide and 5 to 9 feet deep (stepped). The pits gravity drain to the center of the pit and then flow out to an outside manure storage pit via 2.5 foot square pipe. Half of south gutter is used to handle parlour wash. ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Influence of bed height on the quality of rice husk ash in a fluidised bed combustor

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of bed height on the quality of rice husk ash in a 210–mm diameter pilot scale fluidised bed combustor. The degree of rice husk burning in the fluidised bed could be deduced from the temperature of the combustor and the particle size of the resulting ash. The turbulence in the bed would break down the char skeleton of the rice husk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Garden shop uses rainwater for bedding plants to beat the hosepipe ban

    With the all the rain water falling on the shop’s roof, plus the new yard roof, and being free of charge, Matthew decided to fit rainwater harvesting. He wanted to be able to water the bedding plants and flowers, which are such an important attraction for clients of the shop. The Site Yalden Garden Store in Chalfont St Giles, South Bucks, is a popular shopping destination ...

  • Kaidi case study

    Turning agricultural waste into valuable carbon assets. Camco is working with Wuhan Kaidi Holding Investment Company Limited on a series of 12 biomass residue to power projects located across China. The Kaidi projects employ circulating fluidised bed (CFB) technology to harness power from locally sourced waste biomass such as rice husk, rice straw, wheat straw and corn straw. The ...


    By Camco Clean Energy Company

  • Fluidised bed combustion and gasification of rice husk and rice straw – a state of art review

    Rice is cultivated in all the main regions of world. The worldwide annual rice production is 666 million tons for the year 2008. The combustion and gasification of rice husk/rice straw in fluidised bed reactors seems to be an attractive possibility of future for power generation, the solution of waste disposal problems and the reduction of greenhouse gases. In this paper, overview of fluidised ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coal Processing Plant and Machines

    Coal Preparation plant generally use gravity process equipment to separate the refuse from the product (coal). Coal has a specific gravity between 1.35 and 1.5, while the refuse rock has a Specific Gravity of 2.1 to 2.3. Heavy Media is the most popular method of cleaning coarse sizes, jig plants are probably the second most common ...


  • Evaluation of voltage source IGBT converters for three-phase induction motor drives

    Modern induction machine (IM) drives are subject to a variety of system perturbations, i.e., weak grid conditions and the resulting DC-link voltage fluctuations, that could possibly compromise machine performance characteristics such as speed, torque, and load current. This paper investigates such circumstances, specifically the influence of DC-link variations on the IM drive under different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting In rural Alaska

    Gardeners, communities and commercial enterprises have proven that composting works in Alaska, especially given large quantities of fish waste and diminishing landfill capacity. ALASKA is two and a half times larger than the largest state in the lower 48 states. Over half of the entire state’s population lives within the municipality of Anchorage. Many Alaskan villages can only be reached ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Regional roundup

    ANAEROBIC DIGESTER ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, part of the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC), received an investment of more than US$2.6 million for construction of an anaerobic digester through the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario. OAC, with its Center for Agricultural Renewable Energy and Sustainability, views the digester as “a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ASAM-ODS A Standardized Data Source for Test-bed Environments

    The diversity and incompatibility of heterogeneous data archives within automotive product development was one of the driving forces that led to the foundation of the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring systems (ASAM). For the last 18 years ASAM has developed standards for the domain of automotive powertrain product testing. The standard for archiving test result data is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Efficient cyclone systems for fine particle collection

    Numerically optimised cyclones and recirculation systems have been shown to be highly efficient for the capture of fine particles, such as those occurring in the production of active pharmaceutical and food ingredients. Romualdo Salcedo and Júlio Paiva describe some of the recent developments in this area. The optimised design of gas cyclones is of particular relevance for the recovery of ...

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