pig slurry News

  • Guisborough and Driffield companies must pay £10,000 for pig slurry pollution

    Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after they unlawfully discharging pig slurry into a Saltburn watercourse and killed more than 1,300 fish. F Brunton & Sons Ltd, of Barnaby Grange, Guisborough, and N C Buckton Ltd, of South Cattleholmes, Wansford, Driffield, have each been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,333.98 in legal costs after admitting an ...

  • Company fined after pig effluent causes water pollution

    A company that runs a pig farm in Essex has been fined £15,000 after effluent from its animals twice polluted a ditch which drains into the Colne Estuary. A.M. Gray & Co Limited caused water pollution on two occasions after pig slurry from their Bocking Hall Pig Farm, in West Mersea, got into a tributary of the Pyefleet Channel earlier this year. The company pleaded ...

  • The Livestock Event 2014: new dedicated pig and poultry feature

    The Livestock Event, the UK’s leading livestock trade show is launching a new dedicated feature for pig and poultry producers at the 2014 event, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July.  Specialist advice on feeding, health, equipment and housing will be featured in a new Pig and Poultry Feature in the Feeds and Forage Zone making it easy for visitors to locate ...

  • Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings

    New analysis published today by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact. The industry trials, funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, were carried out at production facilities of Yeo Valley, a leading ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Landia’s pumps and mixers ensure no downtime at BiogenGreenfinch’s AD plant

    Durable pumps and mixers designed and made by Whitchurch-based Landia are maximising BiogenGreenfinch’s anaerobic digestion process at Milton Ernest near Bedford. Supplied with stainless steel impellers and stainless steel brackets (all protected by a two-component epoxy coating) to cope with food waste and pig manure, the Landia equipment has replaced mixers supplied by a different ...


    By Landia

  • Comparing N2O emissions from organic and mineral fertilisers

    A recent study compares the effects of organic, 'natural' fertilisers, such as compost, with mineral, synthetic fertilisers, such as urea, on N2O emissions from Mediterranean soil. It suggests that there is little difference between the fertilisers, but that pig slurry offers the best overall balance in terms of emissions and crop yield. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG). ...

  • Family farms making “Illogical” decisions in pursuit of growth

    Family farm businesses should consider increasing revenues through anaerobic digestion (AD) before making often “illogical” decisions to take on more land, it has been claimed. EnviTec Biogas UK says many family farms cannot expand geographically because they are surrounded by land that rarely comes up for sale or that is overpriced. Mike McLaughlin, managing director of Envitec ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Muckbuster Changes Runoff from Problem to Profit

    Free-range pig farms near coastal regions are an example of a farming practice, which has resulted in a change in the local ecosystem, which can be dangerous to humans. When the slurry from free-range pig farms is not contained and moves into the streams, which empty into the rivers, and finish in the sea, the enormous increase in nutrients in the water creates a huge population of seaweed, and ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • New practical workshops to help UK farmers prevent nitrate pollution

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) workshops and farm walks that provide hands-on help for farmers and land managers are now taking bookings across the East Midlands. Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) workshops and farm walks that provide hands-on help for farmers and land managers are now taking bookings across the East Midlands. Following the extremely popular national NVZ seminars that ran between ...

  • Still remaining capacities for hiring the PlanET Mini Digester

    The PlanET Mini Digester has already been successfully used as trial plant in Germany, UK, Canada and Brazil. Its technique has furthermore been exported to Ghana. PlanET has started a three months trial for a client in Cambridgeshire to collect data for optimising the design of the full-scale plant. During the trial a wide variety of organic materials, amongst others pig and cow slurry, a ...


    By PlanET Biogas

  • Neiker-Tecnalia presents the results obtained in the evaluation of environmental strategies on livestock farms

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Neiker-Tecnalia) has coordinated the European BATFARM project, which is seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of technologies and practices used on livestock farms in the European Atlantic region in order to reduce their environmental impact on the air, water and soil. In this project a detailed study has been made of the ...

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Record breaking rapeseed crop last month – liquid fertiliser tanks bring savings

    Last month a Northallerton farmer harvested what could well be the highest yield of rapeseed ever recorded. With 7.2t/ha, the crop way outweighs the UK national average of 4t/ha. The restored hybrid variety, Incentive, grew well for a number of reasons attributed by farmer, Steve Tuer. To begin with, the farm used to be a dairy farm, so there is thought to be a lot of inherent fertility in the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • A model farm for emissions studies

    Anyone downwind of a pig barn knows that animal production facilities generate some notable emissions. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have reported that preliminary findings from wind tunnel studies indicate that positioning farm buildings perpendicular to prevailing winds could help reduce odors from downwind lagoons or tanks. Wind speed and direction, topography, structures, ...

  • Farm to supply 1.3MW of power to National Grid through AD

    A £3m anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which is set to supply power to more than 1,300 homes has opened on a farm in Staffordshire. The plant at Lower Reule received a £750,000 grant from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and will supply 1.3MW a year of renewable energy to the National Grid. The input used to supply the plant will come from food waste ...

  • Effluent application highlights the benefits of Nov Mono Pumps

    A single progressing cavity pump from NOV Mono has been used to replace a number of centrifugal pumps and improve pumping performance on an agricultural effluent duty in New Zealand. The MonoTM pump is now transferring animal effluent over considerable distances at Castle Glen Farms in Foxton, on New Zealand’s North ...

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