Trident Nutrient Technology Recovery System
Manure Systems Inc. introduces the Trident Nutrient Technology (TNT) Recovery System. The Trident Nutrient Technology recovery system is a standalone process designed to extract and concentrate nutrients from animal manure. Once sequestered, the recovered nutrients are in a form that can be efficiently transported for use as fertilizer or exported off farm for valueadded commercial purposes.
Hauling is reduced to one-fifth of that which would normally be required by concentrating nutrients into a sludge that will be 20 percent of the total initial volume. The system routinely captures 45 percent N, 85 percent P and 20 percent K.
The remaining nutrient-depleted liquid fraction has dramatically reduced solids content. This clarified effluent can be used as a high quality flush liquid or land applied via approved automated irrigation equipment.
The fully automated system is a combination of proven mechanical and chemical technologies that is simple, reliable and cost-effective to use. Its unique plug and play configuration makes it suitable for new or existing dairies, providing a real manure management solution that helps dairymen meet their nutrientmanagement plan and maximize their resource and profit potential. The system can be delivered anywhere in the world and is supported by Manure Systems Inc.’s global dealer network.
For more information: Contact Manure Systems Inc. at (800) 799-3740 or go to: www.manuresystemsinc.com
Lely Astronaut A4 Robotic Milking System
Lely USA introduces the new Astronaut A4 milking robot.
The Astronaut A4 milking robot has been developed from a clear-cut starting point: the cow. The robot ensures the highest achievable milk quality, while its unique management tools ensure you have full control over your herd.
The unique robot arm and I-flow concept allow for quick entrance/ quick exit from the box and are examples of how innovative strategies work to assure cows are milked within a low-threshold system.
Lely offers a unique set of tools to manage both milk quality and the individual cow. Management by exception is the new challenge. To facilitate that, Lely has developed management software dedicated to robotic farming.
The unique features of the Astronaut ensure the most reliable detection of mastitis available in today’s marketplace. In-line every day indication of fat and protein levels per cow can be obtained through the Astronaut’s optional dynamic milking and feeding module.
For more information: Contact Lely USA at (888) 245-4684 or go to: www.lely.com
Semex and Micro Dairy Logic introduce the ai23 HR-Tag
The ai24 Hr-Tag contains a motion sensor, microprocessor, memory and a specially tuned microphone that detects a cow’s
rumination time, chewing rhythm and time between feed boluses. It also records a general activity index that quantifies all
animal movement and movement intensity (walking, running, laying, standing up, head movements etc). An onboard CPU
analyzes the vocal signals and calculates rumination time. Data are stored in two-hour blocks for up to 24 hours. Upon downloading,
data can be displayed in either report or graphic format.
ai24’s HR-Tag rumination monitoring provides the following advantages to dairymen:
• One-of-a-kind technology: no other commercially available solution like it in the market.
• Multifunctional tags: combines identification, activity monitoring and rumination monitoring in one single tag.
• Unparalleled accuracy: customers report up to 95 percent heat detection accuracy. The rumination monitoring accuracy has been scientifically confirmed in an independent study.
• Highly reliable: infra red communication, no regulatory constraints.
• Easy to use : detailed graphic information only a few keystrokes away.
• Simple to install.
• Scalability: can be utilized as a stand-alone PC-based system and later integrated into a Data Flow herd management system.
For more information: Contact Semex at (800) 303-2855, go to: www.semex.com, contact Micro Dairy Logic at (806) 372-2369 or go to: www.microdairylogic.com