Owning a farm is truly a wonderful gift from GOD, keeping the farm healthy takes a bit of planning and work upfront and then yes day-to-day maintenance. Several times a day the manure is removed along with bedding and urine placed in the compost. The compost keeps growing and growing and growing.
A 1,000-pound horse will defecate approximately four to thirteen times each day and produce approximately nine tons of manure per year. The 1,000-pound horse will produce, on average, 37 pounds of feces and 2.4 gallons of urine daily, which totals about 50 pounds of raw waste per day in feces and urine combined. Copied from LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
My hubby Scott and I had been looking for a used manure spreader for seven years, finally, we found one in really good condition in the spring of 2021. Farm equipment holds its value way past the rusting and breakdowns it’s seriously crazy how much used farm equipment costs. Most manure spreaders are only used a few times a year. Why? We cant spread the poop on the field until it has become compost to eliminate parasites or in some cases burning the crop. We add all of our manure compost to our hayfield, no waste everything goes back into the farm production.
Watch our youtube video spreading the manure below:
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Fecal Sample – Ask your vet to check the poop out. Your vet is the best source for parasite control. Why? Parasites are becoming resistant to the wormer. The immune system is compromised when we over worm and the equine has no parasites.
Over worming creates resistant parasites to the wormer. It is very difficult to remove and spreads the parasites to all the equine on the farm. Please understand this is a fact not a myth.
We encourage the birds to come into our farm and eat the insects. Birds are amazing at keeping our farm insect free. They bring the babies for me to see and this is another cycle of life. I do love the birds.
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