Sustainability

Cow and pigThe ATD system of manure management makes these contributions to sustainability:

Soil: Reduced compaction with lighter loads due to reduced water content

Herd: Continuous replacement of flush water with clean sterilized water will reduce the bacterial load in flushing liquids.

Crops: TDS is concentrated and provides a consistent analysis that will make it easier to apply in the right place at the right time. Drier lighter solids will allow application whenever the field is accessible. Clean, disinfected irrigation water can be supplied without increasing fresh water consumption. Slurry Nitrogen content is retained.

Environment: Greenhouse Gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) from long term storage are eliminated. Leached nutrients found in field drains can be recovered. Fuel consumption will be reduced with lighter loads and less water spreading.

Labor: Reduced lagoon spreading. New technology offers opportunity to learn new skills,