How AD Works

Is AD Right for You?

Why install a Digester?

Score: 1 Score: 3 Score: 6

Animal Numbers

Holsteins Farrow/Finish Farrow/Wean Finish Score
< 300 < 500 < 1000 < 3000  1 1
300-500 500-1000 1000-2500 3000-5000  3 3
500-1000 1000-1500 2500-5000 5000-10000  6 6
> 1000 > 1500 > 5000 > 10000  8 8

Electric rate, actual kWh charge

Score: 1 Score: 3 Score: 6 Score: 8

Floor heating in production and parlor holding area

Score: 0 Score: 10

Fuel rate, average

Propane Natural Gas Score
< $0.50/gal < $3.00/1000 CuFt  1 1
$0.50-$0.75/gal $3.00-$4.00/CuFt  2 2
$0.75-$1.00/gal $4.00-$.00/CuFt  4 4
> $1.00/gal > $5.00/CuFt  6 6

Use depreciation on taxes

Score: 0 Score: 3 Score: 8


 

Our assessment tool is just a starting point to tell if your facility might benefit from an RCM digester. Factors such as bedding, water management and site limitations can can also impact the decision. Call or email RCM today to learn more about possible feasibility issues for your facility.