Are you still sad about the sheep dung? He digs out gold in the dung and sold millions in two years!
The blue car body, with a huge white oval tank on it, looks like a professional truck for transporting oil at first glance—'It is filled with sheep dung.' Zhao Ping said.
In the early morning of September 7, Zhao Ping’s 20 “sheep dung carts” were dispatched together to collect manure at the major farms in Qionglai, Chengdu, Sichuan. The collected manure is treated and poured into the farmland by a special person to become the best farmyard manure. 'In the busy farming season, the density of'sheep dung trucks' running back and forth is higher than that of buses.' Zhao Ping said, there are more than 150 such 'sheep dung trucks' in Qionglai.
was once a farming professional, Zhao Ping, now his identity is the head of the Qionglai City Jiehuan Livestock and Poultry Manure Collection Service Professional Cooperative. Two years ago, Qionglai, which was transferred out of a large county as a national sheep, faced serious non-point source pollution. Under the pressure of environmental protection, Qionglai tried to 'recycle' the comprehensive utilization of livestock and poultry manure in a new green development model.
Aiming at the 'dung pumping team'
Zuo Dongliang, a free-range sheep farmer in Heishi Village, Guyi Town, has raised more than 50 fattening sheep. In the past, how to deal with sheep dung was always a headache for him. 'According to the fact that a sheep produces 10 catties of manure a day, it produces more than 500 catties of sheep manure every day. The manure tank is full within a few days.' In desperation, Zuo Dongliang had to secretly discharge the manure into the fields and river ditch. The anger caused the villagers to point to his nose and curse.
This is not the trouble of Zuo Dongliang alone. As the country’s large counties for raising sheep, Qionglai’s sheep farming scale is about 1.4 million heads per year. Based on the production of 1.08 tons of manure per sheep, 1.51 million tons of sheep manure will be produced in a year. The treatment of non-point source pollution is imminent. “I thought about closing some farms before, but where can I close them?” said Ren Zhi, head of the Agricultural Construction Section of the Agriculture and Forestry Bureau of Qionglai City. By 2014, the city’s thinking has changed: to find 1.51 million tons of sheep dung. Way out.
The way out is not hard to find: As a large agricultural county, Qionglai has an annual grain planting area of u200bu200bmore than 600,000 mu and an oil planting area of u200bu200bmore than 200,000 mu. There are also advantageous industries such as tea, fruits and vegetables, and Chinese medicinal materials. Sheep dung is undoubtedly the best farmyard fertilizer that this land desires.
But how to make the sheep dung scattered in various farms go where it should go?
Beginning in 2014, Qionglai has initiated a special treatment of breeding pollution to explore the comprehensive utilization of livestock and poultry manure. First of all, the construction of manure storage tanks is designated as a compulsory measure, and measures are specifically introduced to provide subsidies at the standard of 80 yuan per cubic meter. Secondly, to make the sheep dung really set foot on the 'field
That year, Qionglai decided to guide the formation of a professional dung pumping team. Subsidies for the purchase of manure extraction equipment are very strong: full subsidies are provided for manure storage tanks, electric pumps, manure storage bags, and generators, and the maximum subsidy can reach 20,000 yuan. 'It's worth it.' At that moment, Zhao Ping decided to join the team.
Sheep dung is not enough
Zhao Ping also owns a breeding farm with a breeding scale of about 500 heads. The original intention of buying a manure pump was to solve the problem of 3 tons of sheep manure per day.
'Unexpectedly, the car was bought soon, and the business came.' Zhao Ping said that the town was reclaiming the homestead and needed soil fertility, covering an area of u200bu200bmore than 6,000 acres. According to the consumption of 3 cubic meters of manure per mu of land, Zhao Ping could not 'eat' this business anyway.
'The only way to eat this'moon' is to expand the scale and establish a cooperative.' Zhao Ping said. In the past two years, with the expansion of business scale, the number of “sheep dung carts” owned by the cooperative has increased from 3 to 20.
'This is a typical market-driven and profit-oriented.' Ren Zhi said.
Now, Zhao Ping can really dig out gold from sheep dung: During busy farming season, each vehicle has to run six or seven times a day, and one vehicle can hold 6.5 cubic meters of sheep dung. According to the mode of operation, Zhao Ping collects manure at home, and neither party charges any fees; while irrigating the land to growers, a fee of 30 yuan per cubic meter is charged. 'As of now, we have sold 30,000 cubic meters of sheep dung, with a turnover of over one million yuan.'
It can be said that the current sheep manure fertilization has covered 50% of the planting area in Ranyi Town. 'The data given by Zhao Ping has received collateral evidence from Ren Zhi: According to incomplete statistics, since the start of the comprehensive utilization of livestock and poultry manure project, Qionglai has used 300,000 cubic meters of sheep manure.
However, for plant owners, the cost of using farmyard manure is higher than that of chemical fertilizers. To truly recycle sheep manure, Zhao Ping’s “hotness” cannot be relied on alone. To this end, Qionglai has issued a special subsidy program to subsidize planters who use large-scale manure, 'subsidy is 8 yuan per cubic meter.' Ren Zhi said, plus subsidies for manure storage tanks and 'sheep manure carts' In the past two years, Qionglai has consolidated a total of more than 20 million yuan in financial funds, leveraging 24 million yuan in social investment.
Zhao Ping uses another method to attract planters. “The land irrigated with farm manure is completely different from the application of chemical fertilizer. After many years, the land with sheep manure will become more and more fertile.”
Recently, Zhao Ping felt that sheep dung was obviously not enough, and the radius of manure collection gradually expanded to 30 kilometers away. 'I have done 11 property owners this year, involving 17,000 mu of land. How big do you say?'