SILVER WINNER - Delta X Pack
The formation of ammonia on the floors can be reduced through the early separation of faeces and urine. In dairy farming, animal urine is one of the main causes of ammonia emissions, particularly when it remains on the floors and in contact with the air and faeces for long periods of time.
In the form of the Delta X Pack, French company Bioret has extensively evolved a very interesting product which enables faeces and urine on the floors of dairy cattle sheds to be collected automatically, quickly and easily and transferred to separate storage areas. To accomplish this a contra-rotating conveyor belt system has been integrated into a rubber mat system with a 3% gradient. The belt system diverts the urine collected in the central gutter to the liquid store and the animals' faeces to the solid material store.
The fast and effective separation of faeces and urine is extremely important for keeping the floors clean, for fostering animal health and for improving the shed climate as well as the environmental impact of shed systems.