For years, producers have used the Penn State Particle Separator to determine the particle size and density of their rations. A similar screening technique is now available to help producers evaluate the manure status of their cows.
The Cargill Digestion Analyzer can help producers identify possible health and production problems, including improper digestion, inadequate processing of grain, TMR sorting and acidosis. The Analyzer sells for $195.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call NASCO Farm & Ranch at (800) 558-9595 and ask for product number C26728N, or go to the Web site at: www.enasco.com/farmandranch/ProductDetail.do?sku=C26728N
The Cargill Digestion Analyzer consists of three stainless steel screens with 0.1875-, 0.0937- and 0.0625-inch hole sizes, a 22-quart plastic bucket and other accessories to evaluate manure quality.