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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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