2014 Fall pumpout of a Beef Confinement Barn
Here is a new video from Millerdale SD. It shows the lagoons and other facilities and explains how our manure master program transformed the lagoons from foul smelling putrid pits into a valuable source of Natural Plant Food (NPF).
That NPF, when used in conjunction with our other microbial products grows healthier and more abundant crops that then feed livestock. The livestock are healthier and their manure is subsequently less toxic. It’s a full circle system.
This is an interview with Doug Rohlik, a professional manure applicator from Belview, Minn. As a custom manure applicator, Doug Rohlik has to consider a lot of issues that go hand in hand with pumping out pits and lagoons. He has a lot of experience on both sides of the aisle. Not only do he and his brothers have five 1,000 head finisher barns, but he also pumps and hauls for many other swine operations. For the novice, pumping out a pit or lagoon and hauling it away doesn’t sound complicated or dangerous, but it can be both as those in the business are quick to testify. He continues to marvel at the overall ease of handling and applying the liquid manure now; the uniformity from top to bottom in the pit or lagoon; the reduction of plugged applicator lines; the reduced agitation; fewer odor concerns and lack of offending odors traveling into neighbor’s space.
The videos were taken from a hog finisher lagoon outside of Lake Mills, Iowa. The lagoon has been on our program for 3 years. Last fall, it still had a large mound of solids in one quarter of the lagoon, the quarter opposite where they pump out of and agitate. The grower has been noticing the lagoon churning and bubbling solids up all summer. The surface is nearly completely clear, there are areas were solids have floated up to the surface to be broken down.
The objective of the Manure Master Program is to reduce the negative attributes and enhance manure value. The Manure Master Program offers the following improvements and advantages: manure utilization; nutrient retention and balance; application ease and uniformity; facility longevity; agronomic efficiency; and economic improvement. In-field research shows a 5 to 15 percent yield improvement the first year with the Manure Master Program.