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2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting Study Hobo Data Loggers

2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting Study Hobo Data Loggers

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2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting Study Hobo Data Loggers

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  1. 2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting StudyHobo Data Loggers J. Craig Williams Penn State Coop. Extension Composting.cas.psu.edu

  2. NACAA AM/PIC • Basic Mortality Composting Project • Onset Data Loggers • Experiences • J. Craig Williams, Dairy Agronomy Agent • Tioga County, Pa • 16 Years Extension

  3. Natural Rendering:Composting Livestock Mortality • Penn State and Pa Dept of Agriculture • Composting procedures • Downer cow update/ Dead cow update • Cornell Waste Mgnt. Int. And Maine Compost Team

  4. Siting for Composting 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.

  5. Wood Chip Bed 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.

  6. Recipe for Small Animals For young animals, layer mortalities with a minimum of 2 feet of co-composting material.

  7. Recipe for Large Animal

  8. Covering Carcass 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).

  9. Composting continued • Let set for 4-6 months. • Turn only if desired after 3 months. • Reuse bones as part of next base. 6 month old Compost Reuse old compost

  10. Onset – Data Loggers and Weather stations Indoor, Outdoor, Underwater and Tilt/Acc. Hobo U12-008 $199 20 Foot cable-$35 each Total $339 set up Shuttle $169 Boxcar Software $99 Total $268 Office www.onsetcomp.com/ hobologgers.com PSU PDA Project was to document Real Farm Composting temperature, including internal carcass Onset Hobo Data Loggers

  11. HOBO 008

  12. Graphing

  13. Cow Compost

  14. Dairy Farm Cow Temp’s

  15. HOBO Data Recordersevery 6 hours for 6 months Start January March

  16. Bishop

  17. Started Second Pile Late January -July

  18. ID Temperature points

  19. Start June to August 2006

  20. Hobo Recorders