The Royal Welsh celebrates its 100th show!
Power & Water had an excellent few days at the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Welsh Show.
Joining Coleg Sir Gar with Gwaredu BVD and AHDB, Prosiectslyri Project also exhibited at the large agricultural event. Project Slurry will innovatively reduce farm waste and help safeguard the environment and address the agricultural industry's impact on the environment by developing a dewatering and purification system to manage slurry on farms.
An informative ceremony took place, where the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, spoke on the importance of BVD eradication, and the Sustainable Production Grant (part of the Rural Development Programme) for Wales.
With the intensification of the dairy industry, slurry management is becoming an increasing issue for farmers and the environment.
This Project has received funding through the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for rural Development and the Welsh Government.
The project applies innovative and proven concept technology to reduce air and water pollution to reduce the overall volume of slurry by up to 80%. A de-watering and purification system is used to filter slurry, transforming the water to a suitable quality for recycling or discharging to a clean watercourse. The system will also utilise nutrients from the slurry to produce good quality fertiliser.
The project aims to significantly reduce the risk of air and water pollution at the same time as maximising the recycling nutrient value. This process will considerably reduce storage of slurry on farms as well as handling costs. Efficiently extracting nutrients from manures could save on the cost of commercial fertilisers and reduce serious environmental impact.
The project outcome is to validate economically viable systems that will be made available commercially and used on farms.
Read more about Project Slurry tackling Agricultural Pollution here.