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Making organic fertilizer can be a wonderful idea. There’s plenty of raw material around, waiting for someone to collect it and to turn it into something useful. This raw matter can be cow dung, chicken manure, and any other type of bio waste. As you can imagine, farmers in your neighborhood would be happy to have this waste removed without them lifting a finger. Also, the equipment you need to set up your organic fertilizer production plant is fairly inexpensive. This sets the entry barrier at a low level. Let’s see what which machines you need in this organic fertilizer making process and where you can get them from at affordable cost.
If you want to use compost as raw matter, you’ll need to invest in compost making and grinding equipment. However, keep in mind that making compost yourself requires a relatively large production of organic fertilizer and storage space. Also this process takes a long time, so your production cycles will be long and difficult to coordinate and control. If this is what you want, consider buying a compost turner machine and a crusher for handling fermented material. The main goal is to crush the cake-like fertilizer blocks into a powdery matter.
Whatever your choice, let’s assume that you do have the raw material ready to be made into organic fertilizer granules, packaged and sold to farmers near you. Here are the steps of the organic fertilizerproduction process and the machines you’ll need to buy to set up your plant.
Animal dung contains a high amount of moisture. The raw material requires dehydration. In order to achieve this, you have to use a solid-liquid separator machine. Following the dehydration process, the resulting matter has about 30% – 40% moisture. This is the right time to turn it into granules. The equipment you’ll need includes a rotary drum drying machine and a rotary drum cooling machine. In fact, these are distinct modules of a full production line, so you may not need to buy them separately. Just make sure that the organic fertilizer making equipment you order includes both these modules. The role of these machines is to remove even more moisture from the animal dung, and therefore prepare it for the next stage of the organic fertilizer making process.
Organic fertilizer needs to be homogeneous, in order to adequately fertilize the crops. You can’t have granules of different sizes, as they may result in a poor development of the plants. In order to make sure your organic fertilizer has granules of the same size, you need to process it with the help of a rotary drum screening machine. Granules that don’t pass will be fed again into the machine, until you get the desired size.
Last but not least, you need to weigh and pack the fertilizer granules, in order to sell them to your clients or to use them on your own crops. You’ll need an organic fertilizer packing scale to pack the fertilizer pellets. More often than not, manufacturers of such equipment sell full production lines, so you won’t have to shop for them separately. Just find a reliable provider and have them install your plant for you.
With the federal CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) regulations now in effect, now would be the best time to think about turning manure into fertilizer granules. This will not only create a new source of income, but you will also be complying with the latest government rules.
The Wealth In Manure
While manure is often associated with a bad reputation due to the issues that it poses, many farm owners have now discovered that it also provides a solution. Granulating manure into dry fertilizer products alleviates many of the issues linked to manure, as well as taking advantage of the nutrient content in this waste. More importantly, fertilizer produced from manure contains high levels of micronutrients which are usually not present in inorganic-fertilizer com-pounds.
Granulation of manure (organic waste), into fertilizers can address a number of issues at once:
• Manure piles will not take up space in fields that are required or needed to grow food.
• The nutrient value in manure is no longer going to waste or damaging ecosystems and surrounding water sources.
• Soils can be replenished at appropriate and measurable rates.
The benefits achieved for the surrounding ecosystems and the soil, extend further by offering several advantages for the end-users, some of these include:
• The dry granules are a lot more cost-effective and easier to transport when compared to wet and raw manure.
• The heat from the dryers that are used in granulation processes removes harmful micro-organisms and pathogen, leaving behind nutritious and safe food for the soil and crops.
• The process of granulation reduces odors, which produces dry granules which are just about odor-free.
• The dry granules provide a premium, nutrient-rich product which is easy to sell for profits.
• The dry granules are easy to spread, and more compatible with machinery that is used for different types of agricultural applications.
Items To Consider For Turning Manure Into Fertilizer Granules
If you are interested in buying a plant to turn manure into fertilizer particle, the cost is usually the most important factor to keep in mind. However, there are a number of factors which will influence the overall price of setting up the plant. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind:
• The fertilizer quality. The high-quality fertilizers will require more machinery and processes. If you are looking to achieve a superior end product when it comes to the form, appearance, and quality of the fertilizer, you will need added auxiliary equipment during the production processes. This will mean that the overall costs will be relatively higher.
• Choosing the right machine. When it comes to production processes, there are various machines to choose from. This allows you to select the equipment and machinery within your budget.
Granulate fertilizer offers a cost-effective method to eliminate and recycle waste from animals. The profits that can be achieved from these processes are also highly favorable, meaning that the outlay is quickly recouped from the profits that you will make. To assess the costs of starting your own plant you can request a quote from the different manufacturers that sell these machines.