With all those animals, it takes a tremendous amount of inputs and resources to manage them properly. Our photo on the top is a large dairy that has about 20,000 animals, with about 16,000 of them being milked on a daily basis. There are 4 other dairies nearby, but this is by far the largest in this area.
We are working with the dairy on a couple areas. They have several thousand acres where they grow some of the feed needed for the animals. These crops include alfalfa, milo, and triticale. The soils in Southern New Mexico are very salty and rocky in this particular area (between Hatch and Deming). We are injecting Activated EM•1® in all their fields, starting now. Over the course of the winter, we should start to see some major improvements in the ground.
|October 7, 2010|
|October 28th, 2010|
Here is a shot of the secondary lagoon in early October 2010. The water is brown with a little red/purple color to it, which does not show up too well in the pictures.
Just to give some perspective, this is what an empty lagoon looks like. This one is directly to the South of the Primary lagoon. On the upper left, you can see the influent pipe. It is about 15 feet above the ground.
October 28th, 2010. We're starting to see some action on the surface of the primary lagoon. Liquid is bubbling up. We all took note that there was no noticeable odors around the lagoons in spite of more liquids. Additionally, the volume of material above the level line has decreased by about 50%. This means the material below is digesting at a very fast pace.
More liquid is visible on the surface in other areas around the primary lagoon.
Be on the lookout for more updates as we continue to treat this dairy lagoon in Southern New Mexico.