Eco Bedder Systems
The separation of liquid cattle manure, for the use in cubicle based farms is a relatively new concept and was introduced into the UK in 2013. The system was first used by Cornell University in the early 90’s and is now widely used in the US and Europe
Storths HD range known as the “Eco Bedder” Separators are able to produce a dry matter content of up to 40%, this is achieved using a heavy-duty screen and smaller screen size than the standard separator. Press Technology has focused on simplicity, low energy usage and low maintenance costs for this machine, this results in a machine that is suited for every cattle farmer, especially when it comes to creating bedding.
It’s been proven over the past few years that the green bedding process does not negatively influence cell count or mastitis levels when compared to other bedding materials.
Benefits of Green Bedding
Since the Eco Bedding does not stick to the animals, they stay very clean. This is particularly true for the udders, tail and hooves of the animal.
Eco Bedding is very resilient. There is minimum resilience reduction after a long period of time. Unlike compost, no hard spots will form.
Proper Disposal of Heat
The warmth of the cow is well distributed through the bedding, making the cow feel more comfortable.
The Eco Bedding stays in place well due to the action of the fibres. The cows don’t walk or push it away. This makes maintaining the bedding relatively easy. It can be easily cleaned with a garden rake.
Purchasing other litter, such as sawdust or chopped straw, is no longer necessary. The raw material is available in sufficient quantity on the farm. Moreover, the raw product is a resource that comes from the farm itself, minimizing the chance of introducing disease.
Slurry Easier to Mix
Mixing the slurry is much easier because there is no sawdust or other added substances. Spreading the manure with a slurry injector is also easier