Sand bedding provides a healthy environment for the cows, keeps them cleaner and maximises cow comfort, all of which enhance a dairy’s profitability. However, when that sand is mixed with manure, it becomes abrasive, difficult to agitate and pump, and expensive to land apply. Sand can also clog pipes and settle in manure storage areas, both resulting in costly cleanouts
McLanahan Sand-Manure Separation Systems utilise proven sand-processing technology to separate sand from the manure stream, producing a clean, recycled sand that is suitable for reuse within days and eliminating the need to regularly purchase sand to refill freestalls. Separating sand from manure also results in less costly storage cleanouts.
The resulting manure effluent, containing water, manure fibers and all of the manure nutrients, can be further processed through a Liquid-Solid Separation System.
McLanahan Sand-Manure Separation Systems are also designed to achieve sufficient sand recovery to enable manure waste to be processed through anaerobic digesters, as well as other treatment systems requiring high sand recovery.