In the spring of 2018 Dave Hischke of Sunrise Dairy in Suring, Wisconsin, replaced a malfunctioning digester with a bluTEQ infrared/auger drying system. Dairy manure that was being pumped into a digester is now being pumped directly to a separator with the solids moving on to the bluTEQ infrared/auger. The manure moves slowly through 32 feet of infrared auger. After 12 minutes the auger system delivers a final product that is 50% dry and 99% pathogen free. Bedding for Dave’s 1100 head of dairy cows is changed every day. After just one month of new, clean bedding Dave saw his SCC counts drop from 220 to 110. The digester is no longer in operation and the odor at the dairy has significantly been reduced.