Udder Stuff: Wisconsin Dairy Solves Water Constraints With Installation of LWR System
Published on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:14am
The Meyer Family Dairy in Clark County, Wisconsin, has included the LWR Manure Treatment System as part of their latest expansion strategy. This addition will allow the dairy to add more cows without having to acquire more land for manure storage. Also, by concentrating manure nutrients into a stable fertilizer, no additional land will be required for manure spreading. Most significantly, by adding the LWR System they will have the ability to recycle up to 75% of the water back from the dairy manure, eliminating the need to drill a high-capacity well. Meyer Family Dairy is located in a dryer part of the state and was considering the installation of a high-capacity well before deciding to install the LWR System. “We’ve had some fairly aggressive growth over the last few years.” says dairy spokesperson Mike Meyer. “In order to achieve our targets, we needed an additional water source to wash our sand bedding. This installation will allow us to achieve our expansion in a sustainable way.” He adds. The regulation of groundwater withdrawals has been a highly debated topic in the state of Wisconsin, as in most parts of the U.S. Although farmers use groundwater in reasonable and productive ways, they continue to be faced with regulatory pressure. Wells are regulated depending on capacity, such as 70 gallons per minute, or 100,000 gallons per day. Farmers must acquire a permit for a high-capacity well and that permit must be approved by the Department of Natural Resources. In 2011, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its Lake Beulah decision which has led to regulatory uncertainty in the state for any reconstructed wells, replacement wells, existing wells and new wells. “It has been said that groundwater is the number one issue of the future” says Ross Thurston, President
of LWR. “By installing the LWR System, Meyer Family Dairy will have more control over their water resources. They won’t have to drill an additional well, battle regulations, or ask permission to access more water. They have water already available to them and that water can now be unlocked by the LWR System. This is an exciting installation as it demonstrates that the LWR system is not only a manure management tool, but that it is truly a sustainable water source for livestock operations. ” The system, scheduled for installation this summer, will be the third in the state of Wisconsin. LWR is a North American water treatment company focused on providing dairy, hog, and anaerobic digester operations with sustainable and cost-effective manure treatment technology. With systems installed and operating throughout Canada and the U.S., the innovative technology has been awarded patents in Canada, New Zealand, and Russia, and is patent-pending in five other countries worldwide. The LWR System can significantly assist drought-affected areas as it can recycle up to 75% clean, potable water from manure. The system also concentrates phosphorus, ammonia, potash, and nitrogen, allowing every part of the manure to be reused as a valuable output. For more information, call Lisa Fast 403-203-4972, or visit www.livestockwaterrecycling.com
Alltech Sessions at Central Plains Dairy Expo
Join Alltech during Central Plains Dairy Expo for their five-star break out session. Dr. Roger Scaletti, Alltech technical sales and support, and Tom Lorenzen, Alltech on-farm specialist, will conduct an udder workshop, demonstrating the impact management, anatomy and mineral nutrition has on mastitis incidence and milk quality. Scaletti and Lorenzen will also discuss management decisions related to parlor milking procedures, cow handling and equipment. This will be a hands-on experience to learn about Alltech’s unique approach to mineral nutrition.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Central Plains Dairy Expo
Sanford Premier Center Complex
Meeting Rooms 6-7
MORE: For more information about the breakout
sessions, please contact Terran Ronne: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors to the Alltech booth #A4 will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts on topics such as how to incorporate total replacement technology, improve gut health naturally and reduce the risk of mycotoxins. The Alltech booth will host a happy hour on Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. with Kentucky Ale®. Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology, nutrigenomics and algae. With nearly 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is the leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and its flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world. The company’s guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment and is actively supported by more than 4,700 team members worldwide. Alltech is the only privately-held company among the top-five animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, which allows Alltech to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation and long-term objectives. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For further information, visit www.alltech.com.
Udder Tech, Inc. Launches New Veterinary and A.I. Gear
Udder Tech, Inc. has introduced new waterproof gear for veterinarians and an A.I. gun holster for used straws. Udder Tech, Inc. has added the Waterproof Vet Gown and the Waterproof Vet Top to its line of Veterinary Gear. Both products have velcro in the back at the neck and waist. They are available in two sleeve options: mid-length and short sleeve. The mid-length sleeve allows you to pull it below your elbow for a looser fit. Sizes range from small-2XL and prices start at $49.99. They are made with waterproof nylon fabric and are machine wash and dry. Also being added is the A.I. Straw Holster. Breeders have asked for a holster for used A.I. straws, so here it is. Made of durable vinyl that can be easily cleaned. It slides onto a 1" or 2" belt or onto your own belt. It is hand washable and best to hang dry. For more information regarding these new product offerings, visit www.uddertechinc.com or call 888-438-8683. Udder Tech, Inc. was founded 20 years ago by a dairy farmer and has deep roots in the dairy industry. It began with a need for efficiency in the barn and has expanded into all aspects of agriculture. Udder Tech’s growth and the popularity of their products comes from listening to their customers and what they say will make their jobs easier, faster and cleaner. Their inspiration comes from their experience and from their experience comes great gear.