Slatted Channel for sucklers

valtraman

Member
So my 3 adjoining cubicle shed for sucklers are scraped out by tractor then slurry has to be turned 45 degree then pulled slimg front of sheds before then needing to spin run pushing into concrete wall storage pit, holds 50000 gallon not big enough but that’s problem for another day . I find it quite a faff moving slurry about as much, in front of sheds I’d a double silage pit too and effluent has started to break concrete down so needing concreted again I’m front of sheds pits. I’m wondering about putting a slatted channel in so I just pull slurry out sheds over the slats then it will make its own way to pit. It would need to be about 80ft long to catch right to end of furthest shed . How wide and deep would channel need to be ? Will it work with suckler slurry, bit thick at times. When it’s wet I think the channel should get good bit of water in as it has to catch rainwater off silage pits too.
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
Would it be an option to dig tanks in the scrap passages and put on slats, do away with the need to scrap slurry and provide extra storage.
 

valtraman

Member
Ideally that would be ideal but the cubicle sheds are 40 year old now and very low inside , could never work with diggers etc . Ideally put a new high shed up over the lot but until the lottery numbers come in it won’t be happening
 

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
80 feet is a long way for slurry to move. We have a 2 foot pipe for 40 feet to a pit and water moves but leaves the more solid stuff behind. You may need a hatch at one end and blow a tankerful along now and then.
Ideally your channel would be as wide as the scraper start 3 feet down to depth of your tank. Couple of steps holds back water and encourages solids to float along. My experience is that without mixing it is still hard to shift
 

valtraman

Member
80 feet is a long way for slurry to move. We have a 2 foot pipe for 40 feet to a pit and water moves but leaves the more solid stuff behind. You may need a hatch at one end and blow a tankerful along now and then.
Ideally your channel would be as wide as the scraper start 3 feet down to depth of your tank. Couple of steps holds back water and encourages solids to float along. My experience is that without mixing it is still hard to shift
I could half the length of channel I suppose just pull slurry from furthest point over slats with scraper
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
Yes we have one that is 50' long 3' wide by 3' deep, it has an 12" step where it joins into the main tank so there is always water in the bottom of the channel. Done about 8 years ago and hasn't blocked yet, dairy cows though. We put some short single slats at the far end so we can easily lift them off and put a tanker load of water down if needed.
 

Wesley

Member
80 feet is a long way for slurry to move. We have a 2 foot pipe for 40 feet to a pit and water moves but leaves the more solid stuff behind.
Flat bottomed channel with a weir would work better than pipe as there would be water under the whole width of the slurry. The curve of the pipe would slow up the thicker stuff. Can’t see why 80’ would be a problem as long as its level with a weir at the end or enough weirs to keep plenty of water in the bottom if its on a slope.
 

valtraman

Member
Yeah that could work when my main pit fills up this channel will sit full too when near full . What’s the best way to do it , precast channels ? Any idea on price to do an 80ft run? It makes sense to do this this year as needs concrete re done anyways I’m front of shed
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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