Which lagoon cover is best?

Bella_vista

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Mixed Farmer
Location
West Yorkshire
Hi looking to put a cover on the outside lagoon as storing rainwater is an expense plus reduces storage capacity quite a bit. Just wondered how long they likely last. Had 3 quotes all different products wondered if all work as well as each other. Thanks
 

Homesy

Member
Location
North West Devon
Be very careful. My neighbour has a floating cover. Complete PITA. They are very difficult to stir underneath. He bought an expensive stirrer but still has to remove the cover every time it needs to be emptied. To make matters worse, the wind got underneath it and tore it. My umbilical/slurry contractor said avoid them at all costs. He has one or two customers with them and none can be stirred easily. Fine if you has a weeping wall and do not need to stir.
I suggest you go and see as many on farms as you possibly can before forking out thousands.
 

Bella_vista

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
West Yorkshire
What is the issue with having slurry that’s more dilute? Surely it’s a safer product the more dilute it is? I wouldn’t want pure slurry to try and apply this time of year.
I agree. All slurry goes through a separator so I would class it as more like dirty water as parlour washings and some top water goes in. Cover will increase the storage capacity as no additional rainfall will go in, should have a bit more fertiliser value and less smell except when spreading 🤔
 

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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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