Avalon Farms Ohio

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. ~ 1 Cor. 3:7


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Manure Spreading

The dairy crew is still putting on manure.

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This is a tillage tool called a Gen-Till. It pokes holes in the ground (at the left) so the manure being applied (on the right) will soak into the ground faster.

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Manure is applied at 1000 to 1500 gallons per minute.

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The black hose in the front is called the supply hose. The orange one nearer the tractor is a very heavy drag hose designed to be pulled by the Gen-Till.

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This is the pump that is pumping the manure out of the 15 million gallon lagoon at 200 pounds per square inch of pressure in the supply hose. With a booster pump manure can be pumped three miles to the fields.

 

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Here’s the 15 million gallon lagoon of manure.

 

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