Poultry Litter and Manure Handling
March 7, 2008 by Innovations
The Ventrac KD 480/600/720 Power
Blade has working widths of 48, 60 and 72 inches. (122, 152 and
183-centimeters), all with a height of 22 inches.
The Ventrac KD 480/600/720 Power Blade has working widths of 48, 60 and 72 inches. (122, 152 and 183-centimeters), all with a height of 22 inches. All control functions are performed with the SDLA (Speed, Direction, Lift and Auxiliary Function) hand control for raising and lowering the blade or angling it left or right. The blades can be operated in a trip position for plowing or in a locked position for digging into material. The Ventrac Minute Mount system allows the operator to connect to the blade quickly and easily without tools. Ventrac Power Angle Blades are versatile, laborsaving attachments designed for any number of jobs.
Standard features include a hydraulic angle left or right of 30 degrees, a trip pin for locked operation, a reversible cutting edge, adjustable skid shoes and the Ventrac Minute Mount System. Options include a polyurethane cutting edge or a hardened cutting edge.
TECNO Poultry Equipment
TECNO Poultry Equipment is known in the poultry sector around the world for its layer and pullet cages, egg collection systems (conveying and egg centralization) and for the big turn-key projects the company has equipped worldwide. Manure handling and management are important elements of the company’s services.
TECNO provides different solutions for solving the chicken dung evacuation problem, for plants equipped with Comfort
belt cleaning and those with Atlanta intermediate scrapers, which must be cleaned daily. Chicken dung evacuation is ensured by a TECNO scraper with revolving blades positioned in a ditch under the housing. This system can be used with varying equipment for evacuating the chicken dung from under the building. These include a horizontal conveyor belt plus an elevator belt, a horizontal screw press plus an
elevator screw, or a horizontal chain plus a manure
TECNO has been globally serving the poultry farmers worldwide and prides itself on product versatility, durability and cost competitiveness. It has become a leading company in its field and has grown to expand its activities beyond Europe.
The company has strengthened its specialization in turnkey projects to suit the needs of large poultry farms, but is also capable of serving small plants in different geographical areas.
Brown Bear Corporation
Brown Bear Corporation offers a compact windrow turner for use with high flow skid loaders and compact tractors of up to 55 horsepower with creeper transmissions. The unit is available in three widths with optional hydraulic left to right tilt and skid shoes for use in the soft floors of turkey and broiler houses. Using the aerator in a broiler or turkey house, the litter is stacked into windrows (without de-caking), which causes the litter to be put through a heat cycle to sterilize and dry the litter with associated ammonia volatilization. The typical process time is four to 10 days between each flock with benefits of reduced or eliminated bedding costs, ammonia and pathogen
reduction, insect and odor control, disease control, and higher feed conversion ratios. With many states instituting bans on manure application during winter, this process can help postpone clean out cycles to more favorable times of the year.
The same compact windrow turner can be used in a
high-rise pullet or egg layer house for under-cage manure composting. By turning the manure once every three days, producers will realize close to 95 percent fly and odor control along with up to 50 percent volume reduction. This nearly eliminates the labor and cost of spraying or using Larvadex for fly control.
The PA35D compost aerator is used on agricultural tractors with 100 to 160 PTO horsepower and Creeper or IVT type transmissions. An average windrow size of 3.5 feet tall and 10 feet wide can be achieved.
Composting is an old process. For a long time limited to green waste, it has seen a progressive widening of its field of application due to the improvement in techniques for other types of waste.
It is a complex, multi-parameter biological treatment system aimed at optimizing processing costs. The objective is to produce a quality compost to meet user requirements.
The Val’Id composting system is a closed system that produces a compost of regular quality during the different composting runs. In this way, the thermophilic phase in the silo precedes a maturing and cooling phase of a minimum of eight weeks away from the platform.
Val’Id composting is an on-site treatment system. It makes it possible to accelerate the production of compost by aerobic fermentation. Forced aeration and control of parameters enables the micro-organisms to break down the organic matter in four weeks (fermentation/sanitization). During fermentation, the silo is covered with a tarpaulin. The base of each silo is equipped to take an aeration system.
The system is driven by four temperature sensors, making it possible to record and regulate the ventilation. Specially designed air blowing machinery pumps air into four polypropylene drains in which holes have been pierced. These drains have been sunk into the
The regulation area of the system makes it possible to automatically record temperature during the process, regulate and monitor aeration, and adjust the composting settings.
Jansen Poultry Equipment
Jansen Poultry Equipment has the perfect solution for the right treatment of poultry manure.
There are two starting points – manure from cages or aviary houses without pre-drying, maximum starting point of dry matter of 25 percent or manure from cages or aviary houses with pre-drying, maximum starting point of dry matter of 50 percent. Based on these and other figures, Jansen can work out exactly the best layout for
The big advances of the Jansen Poultry Equipment drying system are:
• drying and transporting automatically,
• low costs for energy,
• using air of the ventilation,
• time of drying; three to four days,
• reduction of troubles with flies and vermin,
• no stoppage of filters,
• end product is easy for transportation, but processing to pellets is also possible.
Uzelac Industries is a dynamic design-build manufacturing company made up of two operating divisions – Industrial MetalFab Specialties (IMFS) and Duske Drying Systems (DDS).
IMFS is a custom metal fabricator. Using highly-skilled craftsmen, IMFS builds a wide variety of products ranging from small machine guards to large rotary drying systems. Duske Drying Systems includes a staff of knowledgeable engineers that custom-design large drying systems.
These systems turn waste materials – such as animal by-products, animal manure, grains and minerals – into useful by-products.
Duske Drying Systems services a variety of industries, including: meat processing, lumber, agricultural and municipal sludge processing. It provides factory-assembled dryers that require either minimal installation or on-site assembly for larger systems. Other equipment offerings include:
• Single and triple pass drums.
• Multiple/solid fuel burners.
• Particulate scrubbers.
• Screening systems.
The lead engineers on a project are the main
customer contact. We handle all of our own service
calls and maintain a spare parts inventory to help remedy
any mechanical issues quickly. Our efficient organization
allows us to service our customers promptly and directly. Other services include:
• Design and application engineering.
• Installation and start-up.
• Training of customer personnel.
• Parts and field service (trouble shooting).
Global Resource Recovery Organization, Inc.
Global Resource Recovery Organization recently announced that it has shipped a Next Generation Tempest Dryer to California for a month of testing on poultry waste. The Tempest is a complete turn-key portable manure processing system for swine, fowl, and bovine. The system is both modular in design and scalable to operation size and uses a new technology platform established by GRRO for the new generation of Tempest dryer. This includes an advanced material injection system that induces the material to be dried into the air stream at a high velocity, assuring an even distribution of the material in the air stream. The addition of a mixer before the material enters the TPC gives a controlled blend of wet and dry material to increase the relative solids content before drying.
The project is being funded under an agreement with Farm Pilot Coordination, Inc. (FPPC) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to commercialize the GRRO Tempest Dying Technology in all Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) in North America Founded in 1999, GRRO is an Iowa-based environmental solutions company that develops and markets cyclonic air-drying technologies as cost effective solutions for waste disposal.