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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