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NOAH Dairy Systems

Dairy Farm Treatment SystemsWhen 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

The NOAH Dairy Management System:

There are three parts of the Dairy Management System

  1. The Manure Management System: This system divides the lagoon into five parts and converts the lagoon system into a continuous flow, irrigation ready system. It is an odorless aerobic system, and the contents can be applied any time of year.
  2. The Hoof Treatment System: This system replaces the copper sulfate system with a 2.5pH water that kills bacteria and has many other applications for the dairy.
  3. The Production Feedwater System: The primary use for this system is to improve herd health. The system has been designed to aid the dairy farmer with the following dairy challenges.
    • Reduce mortality rates
    • Reduce somatic cell count
    • Increase inception rates
    • Lower feed cost
    • Increase production

The Dairy's Priorities

Many dairies include manure management as a primary concern.

Manure Management:

This is where our research began, and is for many dairies, a primary concern – the management of manure and odour control. A 50-year-old dairy farm in Connecticut was sued by newcomer residents and forced to pay a $100,000 odour nuisance suit and many other dairies or their in-state representative receive citations from the EPA.

Dairies often get their water sources from near or adjacent streams and waterways. Even when a small amount of dairy waste gets into the stream, an unpleasant relationship with the environmental offices develops.

What practical steps can the dairy industry take to protect its name and relationship in the community and in the environmental offices? Some possibilities include:

  • Check out the 25-year storm event maximum rainfall and curb the facilities to that capacity.
  • Be certain that the manure lagoons have sufficient capacity to absorb the 25-year storm event.
  • The NOAH Manure Management System produces clean, odourless high-nutrient water that can be applied at any time of year. This means that the level of the lagoons will always be set to receive excessive rainfall should storm conditions occur. When this "conditioned" lagoon water is applied to crops it is altered electrically to allow the water to quickly enter the soil taking with it specially selected nutrients that assure improved herd health.
  • The system reduces excess copper, phosphorous and other dairy related chemicals. According to the State of Connecticut, the NOAH system was the only one they observed that reduced both the solids (99.99%) and greatly reduced the other chemicals by 60-75%.
  • The design divides the lagoon into five sections and converts the system into a continuous flow, irrigation ready system.
  • Whether the costs are figured by the system or a cost per cow, the systems are very affordable.

This system includes a sonication process and high impact air, which produces oxygen in sufficient amounts to increase the aerobic bacteria count. The aerobic bacteria consume the solids and reduce the odour and the chemicals found in dairy waste.

Hoof Treatments

NOAH Dairy Cow Hoof TreatmentsEliminating copper sulphate. Copper Sulphate is very commonly used in the dairy industry for the control of hoof disease. It is effective, however there are consequences. Copper is a heavy metal. If trace amounts of this material get into a working lagoon, it will kill the active bacteria and destroy the efforts of the management team to develop a manure management system. In Washington State, half of a successful herd had to be sold because the lagoon system became inoperative. This occurred after the dairy opted to use copper sulphate for the treatment of their hoof disease.

NOAH Water Technologies has designed a system that incorporates ionized low (2.5 pH) water. There are no bacteria that can live in 2.5 pH water. Hoof disease (hairy foot wart) for example, is a bacterial infection. This problem is more serious in northern areas where the rainfall is higher and the cows stand in acidic waste and the infections are contacted and spread rapidly. There are other applications for the low pH water in the NOAH dairy system.

Paying for the system: The H2O Agri Dairy Feed water System. Many of the dairy problems can be improved using the feed water system, which will help with the following dairy management items:

  • Improved mortality rates with calves, heifers and producers
  • Lowered Somatic Cell Count
  • Improved herd health
  • Improved inception rates
  • Lowered feed cost
  • Improved production

The Feedwater System

NOAH Feedwater SystemThe feedwater system is the basic step to improve herd health. All the other factors of dairy management are improved when we improve herd health. What is there to improve? Except for chickens, no other farm animal has had more money spent by researchers.

Universities and companies like DuPont and Monsanto have poured millions into researching problems and improving production. How can a small company produce a breakthrough technology? The facts are that almost all true breakthroughs are made by individuals or small companies.

We now have 2 PhD's that add their expertise to our product development and are on our advisory board. One is a mineral specialist with a very extensive reputation and the other is a veterinarian who works with the University of California. He owns a manufacturing company in Mexico that manufactures pharmaceuticals for large animals.

Although we have products which are in use we are in a state of continual improvement and a significant portion of product development is in the testing refinement phase. We are constantly seeking to improve our products and offer our clients the latest improvements in all of our technologies.

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