CA Dairy Manure Management Distribution Partnership Announced Between LWR & Figure 8 Environmental
TULARE, CA (Feb 13, 2018) – Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. expands its international presence with the announcement of a new strategic partnership with Bakersfield, California based Figure 8 Environmental.
The multi-year partnership represents a significant step towards regenerative dairy farming in California. As of today, the most advanced manure treatment systems available on the market will now be represented in America’s largest dairy producing state. As the only LWR distributor in California, Figure 8 Environmental will now offer the LWR System, that also includes the First Wave nutrient capture and flush water management system.
According to J.R. Brooks, Director of Operations at LWR, the relationship with Figure 8 Environmental will be especially beneficial for California dairy farmers, as the California based company is already well versed the State’s unique set of challenges. “We are very pleased to start this distribution partnership with Figure 8 Environmental,” says Brooks. “They are familiar with the California dairy market and the issues associated with manure management. They are well trusted by the industry and are also knowledgeable in the grant procurement process which is especially important considering that our equipment is a perfect fit for California’s AMMP funding.”
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), provides California dairy producers with access to financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The program received $99 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2017 and plans to allocate between $19-$33 million for the program in 2018.
Figure 8 Environmental CEO Scott Harrison, says innovation is a strong-shared connection between the two companies, a factor that was heavily considered when establishing the partnership. “LWR’s advanced approach to manure treatment makes them a perfect partner for a company like Figure 8, which prides ourselves on providing innovative waste solutions,” says Harrison. Figure 8 Environment and LWR will be providing California dairies with consulting services to submit applications for the AMMP funding grants, due in May of 2018.
“Manure management for dairy farms presents one of the most exciting opportunities available today. We are seeing so much of the dairy’s potential profit flowing away or being hauled off the facility without properly recovering lucrative nutrients or reusing easily recyclable wastewater. LWR’s technology is what the California dairy industry has been waiting for” adds Harrison.
As the global leader in milk production, California dairy farmers are among the most innovative and progressive farmers in the world. By leading the industry in the adoption of forward thinking technologies they will continue to increase milk production and profitability with happier, healthier cows.
“We could not be more excited about this partnership and the opportunity it presents for California dairy farmers” says Brooks. LWR president Ross Thurston has been invited to present an educational seminar later today at World Ag Expo, that will focus on cow comfort and how clean water can improve animal health and welfare, which can result in increased milk production and a better bottom line. The seminar will take place at the Seminar Center, in Trailer Two, at 4pm. Both companies are exhibiting at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA this week (LWR Booth 6121, Figure 8 Environmental Booth 6213).
About Figure 8 Environmental
Figure 8 Environmental provides a profitable and customizable combination of equipment, installation, management and services required by agricultural, industrial and municipal operations to manage waste and to ensure water quality. They design, build and operate turnkey dairy manure recovery systems that are profitable addition to a dairy’s operations. For more information please visit: www.figure8environmental.com or by email to [email protected]
About Livestock Water Recycling, Inc.
LWR is a first-class global manufacturer of manure treatment systems that provide hog, dairy and anaerobic digester operations with patented manure treatment technology to recycle clean water and fertilizer nutrients from livestock manure for reuse at the farm. North America’s leading provider manure treatment systems, the LWR system saves farmers time and money by providing them with a cost-effective solution to manage manure in a sustainable manner. LWR has systems operating throughout Canada and the US. For more information please visit: http://www.livestockwaterrecycling.com
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), provides California dairy producers with access to financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The program received $99 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2017 and plans to allocate between $19-$33 million for the program in 2018. Grant applications are expected to be due in May, 2018. For more information please visit: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/ammp/
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