Hisamoto Nosan: “How we do prefecture level top class composting with high moisture dairy cow manure”
Only in winter, the temperature would not rise, so we couldn’t do composting
“We made sure to put in auxiliary materials, and moved the blower to process it properly, but only in winter the temperature did not rise and we could not compost.”
Every year, fermentation temperature would not rise in winter, so they could not reliably do compost fermentation.
They had heard about Miraie’s products, but were skeptical…
Then they saw an article saying that someone had succeeded in developing a fermentation process for high moisture content vegetable scraps
So why did they choose Miraie products this time?
“We didn’t expect that the compost would ferment so much just with aeration and hot air. When I saw an article on the website saying that a major company succeeded in fermenting high moisture vegetable scraps, I felt like it might be possible to use high moisture cow manure. Also I just like new things. Haha!”
Mr. Hisamoto also produces vegetables, so it made sense to him.
I could see steam coming from inside, and was surprised there was no clogs
“I could feel the change as soon as I started using it. I could see steam coming from inside, and was surprised there was no clogs.”
Two weeks after they started aeration, they confirmed there was actinomyces bacteria inside, so it seemed that fermentation was actually proceeding well.
After that, they introduced Heaterless and were able to process compost more smoothly. It seems that by introducing Heaterless, they were able to reduce the amount of sawdust, which had increased every winter.
They also told us that this led to cost savings.
Heaterless uses the already existing blower piping, and sends hot air into the compost without affecting the electricity bill.
It not only heats the compost, but sends in hot air, so it can further promote the composting process.
It seems like Heaterless is the perfect answer to Mr. Hisamoto’s worries in winter.
In the future, the livestock industry will change significantly with manure processing
“In the future, the livestock industry will change significantly with manure processing.”
Right now everyone has more livestock manure than they know what to do with, but it can be used to create great value depending on how it is processed. In the future, management will be greatly affected by whether or not they can process manure well.
It takes someone like Mr. Hisamoto, who has done management in livestock and vegetable farming for many years, to share such wisdom with us.
Effective use of livestock manure and scraps is really important.
“We’re still not certain what the running cost and useful life of Heaterless will be, so we are concerned about some things, but I have high expectations for Miraie’s support in the future.
I think Heaterless is really interesting because it is a unique product that filled a niche in livestock farming, restoring compost to the way it should be.”
In the future, we will do our best to visit and contact customers on a regular basis, and make products that everyone wants, so that we can best relieve our customer’s anxieties.
“I’m looking forward to composting in early spring. I hope that the widespread use of Heaterless will solve problems of as many farmers as it can.”
He left us with some encouraging words.
Mr. Hisamoto made quite an impression, as he is so energetic despite being busy every day.
Hisamoto Nosan Co., Ltd. is located in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture. Mr. Hisamoto raises 80 breeding dairy cows with his eldest son and his wife on a farm near a residential area, which also has a vegetable greenhouse and outdoor cultivation.
Today we spoke with Junzo Hisamoto, the representative of the company.