For many years, Bridgewater Dairy used an open loop sand lane system for manure management. But, they were looking for a solution to lower their water use and save labour. That’s when they heard about the GEA SlopeScreen™ with OptiClean Technology. “The most impressive feature of the GEA SlopeScreen system is the minimal freshwater use compared to other manure management systems,” says Chris Weaver, owner of Bridgewater Dairy in Ohio. “This system should reduce our manure hauling costs by approximately $130,000 this year.” The GEA SlopeScreen with the automated cleaning technology of OptiClean can reduce manure management labour costs and water usage for larger-sized dairy farms.