Climate neutral dairy farming
Commissioned by H.K. Holstein Zuid Schermer we are currently installing a Beddingmaster.
The project "climate-neutral dairy farming with healthy animals and soil" is made possible in part by a contribution from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development "Europe invests in its Countryside" and the Province of Holland.
A unique project with this sustainable, dynamic and modern company.
A realization with appreciation for energy, innovative power and entrepreneurship, making the Dutch agricultural sector the world leader.
When planning for its new shed for, the company has also looked into alternatives to the litter that it used until then. The cows had to lie soft and comfortable and the udders had to stay dry in order to keep the germ count as low as possible.
The BeddingMaster soon came into the picture, in view of the positive experience of combining with a durable, closed floor, milk robots, digester and more space per cow in the barn.
The new barn was put into use with a BeddingMaster. The day-fresh manure is first processed in a digester installation where fermentation of the slurry takes place, after which it is produced via the continuously running BeddingMaster with which litter is produced with approximately. 41% dry matter.
The material stays in the BeddingMaster for 24- 48 hours. In an oxygen-free environment, 90% of the bacteria are killed off at 60 to 70 ºC.
Enough material for all cubicles on the farm. "The bacterial research indicates that the product is safe, and that is reflected in a low cell count"
The thin fraction is very suitable for grassland fertilization: "It is liquid and easy to process. The nutrients become available quickly and the sod is not contaminated after application.
"All arguments that, in addition to the economic benefits, argue for the BeddingMaster, with a short payback time.
In addition, he creates a better market, because the manure is drier and hygienized, so a wider market is possible.