Kerman Dairy, Kerman, CA
Milking 2,500 head — Feeding an additional 2,000 head
Two ten-million gallon lagoons recirculate through feeding area wash lanes. This dairy had a buildup of sludge in the bottom of the lagoons in addition to a buildup of waste materials on the lanes. The original treatment proposal included treating one lagoon to determine effectiveness of Microb-Lift products. Initial treatments started on June 8, 2012. The visual results were striking, and additional benefits felt over the first three months included a reduction in odors, diminished fly population, and ease of pumping without the need for agitation.
After seeing the results and reviewing the nominal maintenance cost, the owners have elected to add the second lagoon to the treatment schedule and continue the program.