Whey Tank Washing
With the loads of whey we get for the pigs there is often a little butter or cream mixed in. This is great calories for the pigs, especially in the winter. Extra calories help them keep warm.
The butter floats to the top of the tank so periodically we feed out the tanks completely and wash them down with hot water which dissolves the butter and sends it out to the troughs for the pigs to enjoy. This isn’t feasible in the cold winter months, because we only have a small 40 gallon domestic hot water heater, so the butter can build up to several hundred gallons by spring time when we’re finally able to clean it out. That unfortunately uses up capacity in the tanks until we get it out.
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