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More Food, Less Water

More Food, Less Water

An astounding 70% of all the freshwater humans use is for agriculture. Improving water use efficiency on farms is one of the most critical challenges of the 21st century if we hope to feed the 9 billion people living on this planet by 2050. The Brothers travel across North America to meet with farmers using innovative technologies and methods to produce more food, using less water.

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Valley dairy will become first in the state with regenerative manure treatment

Valley dairy will become first in the state with regenerative manure treatment

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va (WHSV) -- Windcrest Holsteins, located in Timberville, will be the first dairy in Virginia to install the First Wave Phosphorus and Nitrogen Capture System by Livestock Water Recycling, Inc.

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LWR System featured in award winning eco-adventure documentary series

LWR System featured in award winning eco-adventure documentary series

On Friday, March 31, the Livestock Water Recycling (LWR) System will be featured on an episode of The Water Brothers – TVO’s award-winning eco-adventure documentary series.

Currently in its fourth season, the series – hosted, written and produced by brothers Tyler and Alex Mifflin – explores how we can better protect our planet’s most precious resource. In the episode entitled “More Food, Less Water,” the Water Brothers go on an exciting journey through the world of soil, manure and water to explore how farmers are using innovative technologies to combat water waste in agriculture.

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Creating clean water on the farm

Creating clean water on the farm

Robinway Dairy, located near Kiel, has expanded their business while simultaneously taking strides in reducing their environmental footprint. Jay and Pam Binversie, farm owners, shared how they are doing so when they hosted the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Nutrient Innovation and Dairy Technology tour earlier this month.

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Protecting valuable water resources

Protecting valuable water resources

As residential and commercial properties increasingly encroach on Wisconsin land once used exclusively for farming, we’ve (not surprisingly) seen more public flare-ups as competing interests struggle to become coexisting neighbors.

Manure is — and has always been — a mainstay of farming (whether in Wisconsin specifically, or America in general). It’s 100 percent organic, 100 percent natural and 100 percent fantastic fertilizer for growing critical crops.

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Creating Drinking Water out of Manure

Creating Drinking Water out of Manure

Making manure-laden sand bedding and segregating it back into clean sand, useable crop nutrients and water clean enough to drink doesn’t come easy or cheap.

But once the separation system is refined and working, it definitely makes life a whole lot easier for Nate Hartway, finance and environmental compliance manager for McCormick Farms, Bliss, N.Y. The farm milks 2,000 cows and farms some 8,500 acres of corn, alfalfa and potatoes. The operation spans five counties with some fields up to 40 miles from the dairy operation.

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From Manure Slurry to Drinkable Water

From Manure Slurry to Drinkable Water

In the May edition of Dairy Herd Management magazine, Nate Hartway of McCormick Farms gives us an inside look at how their LWR System has made life a whole lot easier for them - including taking 500 tucks off local roads!

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Marks Farms to add manure system that removes water, reduces spreading need

Marks Farms to add manure system that removes water, reduces spreading need

Lewis County’s largest dairy farm plans to install a new manure treatment system this spring that would remove most of its water, reducing the need for liquid manure trucking and spreading.

“Our success is attributed to a mix of sound business practices, applied science and technology and proactive planning, but we are still a closely held family business,” David M. Peck, managing partner of Marks Farms, said in a release from Livestock Water Recycling Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “We firmly believe that our successes will continue as long as we strive to always act responsibly. Our goal is to maintain our family atmosphere while staying focused on animal health and well-being.”

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Managing Manure for Clean Water

Managing Manure for Clean Water

The LWR System was featured by the Kewaunee County Star-News as an emerging manure treatment technology that can help solve groundwater and surface water contamination problems in Kewaunee County.

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This Water came from Manure

This Water came from Manure

Maybe his grandfather's dairy resembled Ma and Pa Kettle's farm on the countryside, but third-generation farmer Gordon Speirs' Shiloh Dairy is an industrial operation. Nestled in Wisconsin, "America's Dairyland," the family company milks 2, 100 cows three times daily. "Our industry needs to be moving in directions like this, doing a better job of conservation," says Speirs, "and this is the direction we chose." The LWR System on Shiloh Dairy will reduce their water withdrawals by 40%.  

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From Dirty to Clean on New York Dairy

From Dirty to Clean on New York Dairy

McCormick Farms installs a new LWR System that recycles manure into clean water that they are using in their barns and on their fields. 

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Innovation of the Year: Livestock Water Recycling Inc.

Innovation of the Year: Livestock Water Recycling Inc.

Manure, like death and taxes, is a certainty of life. But how we manage it has become a hotly debated topic among scientists, environmentalists and, yes, even billionaires. “Manure has tremendous inherent value,” explains Ross Thurston, founder and President of Calgary’s Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. “Extracting its nutrients and cleaning the water turns it into something reusable, sustainable and profitable.”

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Recycled Livestock Waste-Water Wins Environmental Innovation Award

Recycled Livestock Waste-Water Wins Environmental Innovation Award

Using their patented waste treatment system, Ross Thurston and the rest of his Calgary-based team reduce manure into its valuable components — reusable nutrients (phosphorus), solid and liquid fertilizers, and water so clean you can drink it. What doesn’t come out of the process is a single ounce of waste. This year, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is awarding Thurston the 3M Environmental Innovation Award for his system.

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New Zealand Patent Awarded to Innovative Nutrient Recovery Technology

New Zealand Patent Awarded to Innovative Nutrient Recovery Technology

Livestock Water Recycling, Inc., a company that turns manure into drinking water, has been awarded a New Zealand patent for its manure treatment technology. The innovative system recycles water and concentrates fertilizer nutrients from livestock waste at intensive dairy, hog, and anaerobic digester operations.

MODERN MICHIGAN DAIRY TO INSTALL INNOVATIVE WATER RECYCLING SYSTEM

MODERN MICHIGAN DAIRY TO INSTALL INNOVATIVE WATER RECYCLING SYSTEM

Double Eagle Dairy, a 3,200-cow dairy operation located near Middleton, Mich., will be one of the first dairy operations in the state to install an innovative manure treatment system designed and installed by Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. to recycle clean water and concentrate valuable nutrients from the manure for reuse at the farm.

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Extracting Nutrients, Saving Resources through Livestock Water Recycling

Extracting Nutrients, Saving Resources through Livestock Water Recycling

Livestock Water Recycling (LWR), a company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has developed a technology with the potential to change how manure is treated around the world, helping to solve an environmental problem that affect humans, fish and entire eco-systems.

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Canadian Company Aims to Solve Global Water Crisis through Wastewater Management

Canadian Company Aims to Solve Global Water Crisis through Wastewater Management

LWR, a Canadian company, aims to solve the global water crisis through wastewater management. In the early years of the twenty-first century, the environmental activism of former Vice President Al Gore inspired many people to action. Among them was president and co-founder of Calgary-based Livestock Water Recycling, Ross Thurston.

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CALGARY’S LIVESTOCK WATER RECYCLING TAKES HOME $100,000 AT THE CHALLENGE

CALGARY’S LIVESTOCK WATER RECYCLING TAKES HOME $100,000 AT THE CHALLENGE

Here’s one Canadian startup that has been rewarded for a rather smelly solution.

Calgary-based small business Livestock Water Recycling has won $100,000 for winning the TELUS and The Globe and Mail’s small business contest, “The Challenge”.

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Recycling one of the least pleasant byproducts of farming

Recycling one of the least pleasant byproducts of farming

General audiences might cringe watching a video that shows Ross Thurston, president of Calgary-based Livestock Water Recycling Inc., drinking water produced from treated hog manure.

But livestock farmers will probably say, “Genius.”

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