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Bob Larson Dairy Bioenergy Pt 2
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Program: Washington State Farm Bureau Report
Date: January 31, 2018

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I’m Bob Larson. A breakthrough for a Royal City dairy that became the first U.S. dairy to utilize a new, organic wastewater treatment system.

Royal Dairy owner, Austin Allred says ‘cows are gonna poop’ and the BioFiltro system, using worms to treat the waste, takes care of that and more …

AUSTIN ALLRED … “The bottom line is, cow’s poop is good! It’s plant food if it’s handled correctly. And, by putting it through these different processes, we are putting it in a form where the plants can eat it and we’re making a sustainable program in the industry, which is what we have to do, and the direction we’re all headed.”

Allred says it’s one more example of how the Ag industry IS taking care of the earth, their products, and the people they serve …

AUSTIN ALLRED … “I think it’s only beneficial to jump on some of these things and tell the story how it is and make sure we’re doing everything we can to keep this sustainable factor in the industry. Because, the bottom line is, the Ag industry in general needs dairies and animals to truly be sustainable. And, so, if we can buy the feed, utilize it for milk, and then, essentially, we’re buying corn, hay, and bi-products from potatoes and others and converting it to milk and manure, you know, we sell the milk and then convert the manure to plant food and start the process again. It’s really crucial to the whole Ag industries sustainable ideas.”

The Royal Dairy system will treat 200,000 gallons of water each day, creating irrigation-grade water, organic fertilizer, and animal feed protein, while reducing greenhouse gases by 90%.

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