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1608 PD: Progressive Dairyman teamed up with Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

Darren Olsen Published on 06 November 2008

Progressive Dairyman teamed up with Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin to bring the 2008 Nutrient Innovation & Technology Tours. Dairymen and industry representatives spent three days driving throughout Wisconsin looking at the latest innovations and solutions to manure management systems.

Nine stops, including So-Fine Bovines, Central Sands Dairy, Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle, Five-Star Dairy, Emerald Dairy, Jon-De Farm, Crave Brothers Farm, Larson Acres and Blue Star Dairy, showcased a different approach to dealing with the ongoing challenges and opportunities associated with animal husbandry. Highlights included a look at the first system where sand bedding is removed before entering a digester unit and a waste-heat system that is growing algae for biofuels and warming water for hydroponics.

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The evenings were filled with panels discussing the latest in dairy production and a closer look at the impacts and developments surrounding the EPA and their ongoing study of air emissions and quality at large production facilities throughout the U.S. PD

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