BAUER group:
From slurry to bedding material

Bauer Bedding Unit

As the costs for high-quality bedding material have increased enormously in recent years, more and more innovative dairy farms are using organic bedding material. This is made of the undigested fibres (feed residues) of the slurry. The BBU concept (BAUER Bedding Unit) separates, dries and disinfects undigested raw fibres from the liquid manure. This means that operating costs can be reduced while at the same time milk production is optimized. Since this is an ecological cycle, not only the costs for bedding material but also disposal costs can be saved. This organic material is produced directly on the farm and is available at all times.

Always available BIO litter

enormous cost savings

Animals feel good

kuh auf bedding
Economic benefit of the use of recycled solids as bedding material

Bio Bedding material

  • No additional bedding material necessary
  • High acceptance of the bedding material by the cows
  • Increased milk production
  • Low costs for the processing of slurry
  • No additional storage necessary
  • Comfort and well-being of the cows is increased
  • Very clean cows
  • Easy to use
  • Economical
  • Environmentally compatible
  • Available daily
  • Constant quality

Separation of solids from the slurry

The first step of the process consists of the separation of coarse fibres by a specially designed press screw separator. The solids are mainly undigested residues from the feed, such as fibres from silage or straw. The separator presses out the solids, thereby reducing the humidity level to a minimum. The drying drum is fed continuously via an auger into a specially developed rotating drum made of stainless steel.

Bauer - FAN Separator - Neil Harrison 030

Drying through composting

The second step of the process takes place in an insulated stainless steel drum. There the solids are subjected to an intensive biological aerobic hygienization process at temperatures of over 65 degrees for several hours, whereby the bacteria are killed or reduced to a minimum. This controlled process guarantees a homogenized product. This treatment of the solids significantly reduces the increase of mastitis pathogens. Laboratory tests from different universities have shown that no detectable bacterial cells were present in the bedding material after this process.

Composting process
Hygienization drum
New discharge system
Automatic weight adjustment
Touch Display
Composting process
BBU Aufbau

Composting process

The second step of the process happens in the BAUER composting drum, which is installed in an insulated 40' container. The solids are fed into the drum via a patented flap system so that the drum can be filled to over 70% of its volume. In the drum, the material is continuously mixed and subjected to an intense aerobic process, during which air is sucked out of the drum to remove moisture from the system. For an optimal composting process, the air temperature is kept at around 65-70°C. A homogeneous product is produced by a stable, continuous process.

Hygienization drum

Hygienization drum

  • Drum installed in an insulated 40' container in order to ensure the process even at low temperatures
  • Drum made of stainless steel
  • Spirals made of stainless steel which are welded into the drum guarantee optimal homogenization of the material
  • 4 wheel friction drive for the drum
  • All components completely mounted and delivered as Plug & Play - version
New discharge system
Bauer BBU400 Austrag

New discharge system

Thanks to the new discharge system the drum can be filled to 70% of its volume, this means a daily production of up to 46m3 of bedding material.

Automatic weight adjustment
BBU Bauer Gewichtsverstellung

Automatic weight adjustment

In order to ensure the fully automatic controlled operation, a special control unit has been developed, which guarantees a constant dry matter content of 36-38% at the separator outlet.

Touch Display

Touch Display

The whole unit as well as the single components can be controlled via the generously dimensioned touch screen panel. Data such as temperature and all setting parameters of the unit can be stored on memory cards over a longer period of time in order to ensure traceability. Furthermore, peripheral devices can also be controlled.

  • Submersible motor mixer
  • Submersible motor pump
  • Separator for the BBU
  • 4 wheel friction drive for the drum
  • Ventilator
Bauer BBU

Automated BIO process

The process is completely automated. The slurry is pumped from the collection tank into the press screw separator. The separated solids are fed to an auger, from where they are transported to the stainless steel drum, where an aerobic process begins. This happens at a temperature of 60 - 75 degrees Celsius without the supply of external energy. The biological process is monitored via temperature measurements and regulated by the air flow. The Bauer Group offers the right size for every business:

10 m3

BBU 400

Production of organic bedding material per day

24 m3

BBU 1000

Production of organic bedding material per day

48 m3

BBU 2000

Production of organic bedding material per day

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