Gary Breitlow, Algoma, Wis., milks 75 cows and is conscious about protecting the land and reducing odors. “Our farm is by a lake, so we have to be extra cautious about when and where and how we haul manure. Since we built a Slurrystore two years ago and increased our storage capacity, we no longer haul manure in the winter, on frozen ground.”
Breitlow says the best time for him to apply manure is in the fall once the corn crop is off. Buffer strips are utilized in areas close to the lake. All slurry is custom hauled and incorporated into the land. Breitlow informs neighbors when he will be hauling and works hard to maintain a clean operation.
The Breitlows erected a 95×19 Slurrystore in September 2004 utilizing EQIP funding. The structure has almost a 1-million gallon capacity for 11 to 12 months of storage.