Handling pens run off tank

Stockwell

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Hello. Current livestock handling pens are concrete but with no sort of drainage system so the run off just disperses off onto the rest of the stone yard at the moment. They are impossible to clean because there’s hardly any fall and water just stands there making it a nightmare with sheep.
Hoping to install a series of drainage channels with grids and a high volume wash down pump to make the job quick and simple and we can keep the pens clean at all times. The pens are in daily use most of the year.
Just wondering what would be the best and most cost effective way of collecting the yard washing’s ready for disposal with a vaci tank I guess. We don’t have a slurry lagoon or anything similar on farm. Large underground tank of some sort I suppose. Thanks
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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