Manure Management at Fessenden Dairy: Case Study
Shelford, Tim; Gooch, Curt; Steinberg, Sam
Fessenden Dairy is a 650-cow dairy operation located in the village of King Ferry, Cayuga County, NY. The farm is owned and operated by Tim and Ronda Fessenden, and has been in the family since 1863. Currently, 50% of the recovered manure solids are recycled as bedding, with the other 50% composted and sold as a soil amendment. Separated manure liquids are stored in a 7 million gallon earthen storage (divided into two stages) and spread on the adjacent cropland using dragline application.
covered manure storage; solid-liquid separation; flared biogas; solids as bedding