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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.

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2006 psu pda cattle composting study hobo data loggers

2006 PSU PDA Cattle Composting StudyHobo Data Loggers

J. Craig Williams

Penn State Coop. Extension

Composting.cas.psu.edu


Nacaa am pic
NACAA AM/PIC

  • Basic Mortality Composting Project

  • Onset Data Loggers

  • Experiences

  • J. Craig Williams, Dairy Agronomy Agent

    • Tioga County, Pa

    • 16 Years Extension


Natural rendering composting livestock mortality
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


Siting for composting
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.


Wood chip bed
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.


Recipe for small animals
Recipe for Small Animals

For young animals, layer mortalities with a minimum of 2 feet of co-composting material.



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).


Composting continued
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


Onset hobo data loggers

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






Hobo data recorders every 6 hours for 6 months
HOBO Data Recordersevery 6 hours for 6 months

Start January

March