Responsible management of livestock manure has become one of the most contentious issues facing livestock producers today. Bottom line–no one likes the smell of manure. Municipal, county, and provincial governments, along with a strong rural resident lobby demand that livestock producers address issues of odor, fly propagation, potential water source contamination and responsible disposal.
Farm For Profit’s Manure Liquefier has been an excellent solution for over 30 years. It will significantly reduce odor of manure in the pit and during spreading, promotes easy pumping by liquefying it–eliminating crusts and clumping, and significantly reduce fly propagation.
HOW AND WHY IT WORKS: Manure odor is caused by the fermentation of organic compounds in livestock manure and the production of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is produced when organic material decomposes too slowly. Unfortunately, many manure pits produce thick crusts on the top that excludes oxygen from the manure–leaving only anaerobic microbes to do the work. Our live naturally occurring microorganisms in our Manure Liquefier corrects the balance or anaerobic and aerobic decomposition, creating a living, breathing ecosystem that rapidly digests organic material. Through the process of microbial oxidation (metabolic respiration) of the organic compounds it converts the total nitrogen into organic form (useable nitrogen). The benefits to livestock growers is not only liquefication and pumpability, but it will also reduce odor of your pit, reduce fly propagation, and convert the total nitrogen into the most organic form directly useable by the plants.
A study conducted at Purdue University: Manure Liquefier was added to the barn manure pits and the first stage lagoon of a 14,600 head wean to finish swine production facility to reduce hydrogen sulfide (H2S) emissions between April and September. Ambient H2S concentrations at the property boundry, wind speed and direction, were simultaneously monitored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The laboratory analyses of 14 slurry samples showed that compounds and measurements associated with odor emissions including volatile fatty acids, sulfides and biological oxygen demand (BOD) decreased significantly. Hydrogen sulfide concentrations measured near the liquid surface at the middle of the first stage lagoon decreased from 700-120 ppb between July 14 – Aug. 12. The average H2S concentration taken at the surface of the lagoon near the aerators decreased from 1,200 ppb on July 14 to 270 ppb on August 24th. What that means is we had reduced the odor significantly and with scientific evidence to prove it.
If you are a hog farmer and are having issues with clumping, pumping, odor, or flies–call us and give us a try. Products that work stay around for years, those that don’t won’t. We have worked with farmers all over the United States, Canada, and Europe–you really have nothing to lose–other than odor, flies, and solid manure! Give us a call, try a barn, let us know what you think.
When it comes to experts in the field of manure, Harv Martin from Arthur, Ontario–is about as expert as they come. Harv applies more than 25 million imperial gallons of livestock manure per year:
“The first thing you notice is the smell,” says Martin, “or I should say the LACK of smell. When you come up to a pit of hog manure that’s been treated with Manure Liquefier, you can see it working. Every 30 seconds or so, chunks of manure come floating up from the bottom even before we start agitating. A pit that’s been treated with Manure Liquefier doesn’t take long to agitate because it’s constantly bubbling. I recommend Manure Liquefier to most of my customers, especially if they’ve had trouble with plugging. Dairy producers can have real issues because the straw plugs things up. Manure Liquefier helps to bread down and incorporate it throughout the manure. We occasionally have gotten complaints from neighbors when we’re spreading, but we’ve never had a complaint from spreading manure treated with Farm For Profit’s Manure Liquefier.” -Harv Martin, Evendrag Custom Applicators, a division of Saugeen Agri Services Ltd.