2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting Study Hobo Data Loggers. J. Craig Williams Penn State Coop. Extension. Composting.cas.psu.edu. NACAA AM/PIC. Basic Mortality Composting Project Onset Data Loggers Experiences J. Craig Williams, Dairy Agronomy Agent Tioga County, Pa 16 Years Extension.
J. Craig Williams
Penn State Coop. Extension
Select site that is well-drained, at least 200 ft from water courses, sinkholes, seasonal seeps or other landscape features that indicate the area is hydrologically sensitive.
Lay 24-in bed of bulky, absorbing organic material containing some sizeable pieces
(4 to 6-in long). Utility and municipal wood chips work well.
For young animals, layer mortalities with a minimum of 2 feet of co-composting material.
Cover carcass with dry, high-carbon co-composting material, like old silage, sawdust, or dry stall bedding (some semi-solid manure will expedite the process).
Reuse old compost
Indoor, Outdoor, Underwater and Tilt/Acc.
20 Foot cable-$35 each
Total $339 set up
Boxcar Software $99
Total $268 Office
PSU PDA Project was to document Real Farm Composting temperature, including internal carcassOnset Hobo Data Loggers