Case Studies are an important tool to learn about the application of manure management practices that are in place on example farms. A careful review of the case study will provide operating parameters, costs, and lessons learned for a farm considering the technology.
Solid-Liquid Separation, Covered Storage, and Flare
- Table Rock Case Study (Updated November 2018)
Table Rock Farm Case Study (April 2018)
Jennifer Bockhahn, Curt Gooch, and Peter Wright
- Table Rock Farm Inc. is a 1,050-cow dairy operation, owned and operated by Willard DeGloyer and Meghan Hauser, located in Castile, NY.
- Installation of the manure management system began in the summer of 2016 and was completed in October of 2017.
- Manure Management at Fessenden Dairy
Tim Shelford, Curt Gooch, and Sam Steinberg
- Separated manure liquids are stored in a 7 million gallon earthen storage (divided into two stages) and spread on the adjacent cropland using dragline application.
- Currently, 50% of the recovered manure solids are recycled as bedding, with the other 50% composted and sold as a soil amendment.
- The farm is owned and operated by Tim and Ronda Fessenden, and has been in the family since 1863.
- Fessenden Dairy is a 650-cow dairy operation located in the village of King Ferry, Cayuga County, NY.