Economic Analysis of Mechanical Sand-Manure Separation of Flushed Sand-Laden Dairy Manure
Gooch, C.A.; Wedel, A.W.; Karszes, J.
An economic analysis was performed using a model developed in Microsoft® Excel of an integrated manure treatment system that included mechanical separation of bedding sand from dairy manure by commercially available equipment. For this analysis, sand-laden dairy manure was removed from a dairy barn by hydraulic conveyance (flushed).
Sand-laden dairy manure; Sand-manure separation; Sand bedding; Dairy manure; Dairy profitability
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