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Determining Space Requirements for Manure Storage

Building your horse property or relocating your manure storage? Here are some factors to consider when figuring out how much space you'll need for your manure or compost pile....

Fall is the Time to Spread Compost

Early autumn is one of the best times of year for spreading compost. Here's an easy-to-follow guide to help get your ground covered before the first freeze....

A 5-Step Guide to Composting Horse Manure

One horse produces about 50 pounds of manure per day, more than eight tons per year. Add to that the bedding you use each day and in no time at all you have a virtual manure mountain. ...

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Recycling Down on the Farm

Looking for ways to trim your horse budget? Besides helping the environment and being “green,” another benefit of recycling is it saves money! It can reduce your trash bill, offer you free or low-cost horsey items, improve your pasture (as with the use of compost) so that you have more forage and less hay bills… the opportunities are endless! Recycling and using recycled products at home and on the...

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Managing Mount Manure

If you care for horses on your own place then at some time you probably have wondered what to do with that huge mound of manure piling up behind the barn. Did you know that one horse produces about 50 lbs. of manure per day and over eight tons per year ? Add to that the 8 to 10 gallons of urine and the wheelbarrow or more of bedding and in no time at all you have a virtual manure mountain. All that...

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