LWR System to be Installed In Black River Watershed
Published on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:31am
A 7,500 cow dairy that operates near Lowville, New York in the Middle Black River watershed on the edge of the Adirondacks, has made a clear commitment to sustainable farming by being the latest to install the LWR manure treatment system (www.livestockwaterrecycling.com), replacing their existing centrifuge system.
Marks Farms, once a small, family-owned and operated dairy with 250 Holsteins, has grown to be one of the largest, most progressive, self-contained dairy enterprises in the state of New York, and has a major economic impact in Lewis County. “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“ says David Peck, managing partner of Marks Farms. “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 wellbeing.”
LWR President Ross Thurston says that the LWR System will allow Marks Farms to achieve their goals, while protecting the Middle Black River Watershed. “Marks Farms is a great example of how progress can be achieved while remaining committed to protecting the environment. They will now have the ability to reduce their manure footprint while continuing to protect their community from nutrient runoff.”
“Water treatment and wetlands development has always been part of our business plan, and the LWR System will help us achieve those goals faster” adds Peck.
With the LWR System, Marks Farms will be able to recover 62 million gallons of water annually from dairy manure on the farm while concentrating valuable nutrients for fertilizer. The recycled water will be used to clean sand bedding and maintain the overall cleanliness of the dairy.
Marks Farms will be the first site with an LWR System to install the automated flushing bag filter system. With its high-flow capacity, high solids loading, and unsurpassed performance, this bag filter system won’t require any filter disposal, making it even better for the environment.
The system is scheduled for installation next month around the same time as World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. LWR will be exhibiting at the World Ag Expo in Tulare California in February and will also be hosting a seminar focused on the future of manure management.
LWR is a North American water treatment company focused on providing dairy, hog, and anaerobic digester operations with sustainable and cost effective manure treatment technology.
With systems installed and operating throughout Canada and the U.S., the innovative technology has been awarded patents in Canada, New Zealand, and Russia, and is patent pending in five other countries around the world. The LWR System can significantly assist drought affected areas as it can recycle up to 75% clean, potable water from manure. The System also concentrates phosphorus, ammonia, potash, and nitrogen, allowing every part of the manure to be reused as a valuable output.