NOAH Dairy Systems
When looking at an investment in NOAH technology it is important to understand that our first focus is on prevention. It is our responsibility to deal with the environmental stress issues first. The biggest issue with dairy farms is the effects on climate change from Green House Gasses that are produced by both the livestock and the off gassing from the organic waste.
The NOAH dairy system was developed for agriculture specifically with the dairy farm in mind. Dairy farming is a 24/7 business that traditionally required several families to run the business due to the endless hours of herd and facility management.
Our initial research focused on improving the health of the land by dealing with animal waste management issues. Animal waste pollutes the soil, air and water. Our concerns focused on the ability of aerobic bacteria to quickly reduce organic farm solids. From here, we determined that two technologies would be required for animal solid remediation.
The task was to furnish the ideal growing conditions for sufficient aerobic bacterial colonization to consume organic waste; aerobic bacteria work fast and are readily available in water. We shared our findings with the universities and agencies in Ontario, Canada where we had been invited to assist them with new concepts on animal solids remediation. Canada was taking action, developing solutions for real environmental concerns, and was interested in our findings.
To evaluate the efficacy of our system, we designed and built a miniature (35 gallon) High Impact Oxygen System (HIOS) that duplicated the results of the full sized systems. The results demonstrated that aerobic bacteria do indeed consume organic solids and at a rate 21 times faster than anaerobic bacteria. These results confirmed that our systems are fully scalable and able to tackle different types of contaminated water issues.
Our HIOS manure management system uses two components, an electronic water conditioning system and a high impact oxygen system (HIOS). Both release large amounts of dissolved oxygen in the water, which activate the aerobic bacteria enabling them to:
- Consume the organic solids and
- Continually form new bacteria colonies and develop a natural effective, efficient odourless system that eliminates farm solids.
The manure management contract:
In the United States every farm identified, as a CAFO farm has to agree to an EPA approved management contract that tells the farm when they can land apply the waste. The contract also governs how many animals they can milk per owned, rented or leased acre. The farm is in fact limited in many of the decisions that they can make throughout the year. By providing farmers a fast acting viable and effective solution to their manure waste issues we are able to give the farmer more options.
In looking at other herd issues the EPA was concerned about the levels of copper and phosphorous in the soils used by dairy farms. In one Connecticut dairy farm, the level of copper (copper sulphate residue from hoof treatment) was so high that the dairy farm thought they would be unable to sell the property. Through the use of the BlueGold Labs HIOS technology, we proved, that the levels of both of these substances could be lowered during the conversion process of the manure lagoon waste. The resultant end product of the aerobic bacteria is similar in high nutrient levels to worm casings, and transforms the farm’s organic waste into a high nutrient, super-oxygenated liquid product, which may be applied to the farmer’s fields at anytime of the year, with regular irrigation equipment.
See lab results here.
Some of the Dairy Farm Challenges
- Manure management (odor & contamination)
- Frequent milking (some dairies milk 4 times daily)
- High feed cost
- Somatic cell count (mastitis)
- Mortality rates
- Low Inception rates
- Hoof disease
- Poor milk production, and poor quality milk