LWR installing manure system on Wisconsin dairy
September 23, 2013 by Press release
September 23, 2013, Brillion, WI – The first Wisconsin dairy to install Livestock Water Recycling, Inc.’s (LWR) manure treatment system will be Shiloh Dairy in Brillion, WI.
The LWR manure treatment system will recycle clean water and concentrate the valuable nutrients contained in this Wisconsin dairy’s 30 million gallons of livestock manure.
Shiloh Dairy is a large family-owned farm with 1,800 cows, 1,800 heifers and uses a flush flume manure system. The implementation of the LWR system will allow the dairy to continue to expand its operations without the need to acquire additional land base for nutrient management.
The LWR’s system is expected to recycle 18 million gallons of clean water, six million gallons of liquid nutrient concentrate (ammonium sulfate and potassium), and 6,000 to 12,000 tonnes of solid fertilizer (organic nitrogen and phosphorus) from the manure.
“The nutrient concentrates will supply micronutrients and organics to the soils beyond the N, P, K and S,” said Ross Thurston, president of LWR.
The recycled water can be used for cleaning, watering of cattle, stored for crop irrigation or released. The fertilizer nutrients can be strategically land applied to maximize fertilizer value or sold to generate a new revenue stream.
“We are really excited about the installation of our first system in Wisconsin,” said Thurston. “We want to provide farmers with a cost-effective solution to manage their manure. An installation can expect to generate a significant double digit return on investment.”