Livestock handling pens, wash down

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
 
Do you own a vaccuum tanker at present? Do you have a dung spreader?
Do you have a brown water system?
We built a sump which we can empty the solids with a JCB and the liquid runs to the brown water system avoiding the expense of a working tanker.
 

Stockwell

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Do you own a vaccuum tanker at present? Do you have a dung spreader?
Do you have a brown water system?
We built a sump which we can empty the solids with a JCB and the liquid runs to the brown water system avoiding the expense of a working tanker.
No, no brown water system. That sounds good though
 

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