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At my barn we have a ton of manure and don't know how to get ...
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    How do you get rid of manure?

    At my barn we have a ton of manure and don't know how to get rid of it. We don't have a drag or manure spreader!! Its a huge pile from mucking out the barn stalls. Do you know of anyone who would want it? or how to get rid of it?

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    lots of stuff has already been posted on simular threads.
    It comes down to
    spreading it on your own land
    composting and selling/giving away
    or having it hauled away.

    I just bought a new spreader after looking forever for a suitable used one.
    Good luck.

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    There is another post on here somewhere about manure on small acreages.

    Some sold it, others got a dumpster.

    I couldn't believe people SOLD poo, so I put up a classified ad saying "Free Manure". You know what? I got a taker. And its not even gardening season yet.

    Our neighbor has a pile of poo that he moves around with the tractor. He said it eventually turns into dirt. He only has on large horse and one small one. But we plan to copy his idea and have started a poo pile in a location that is easy to access with the tractor.

    Also, then it will be easier for the "poo takers" to get at. Isn't that funny? People WANT poo!

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    Run an ad in the paper and say you have free manuer. Many small farmer and gardners will take it off your hands.
    “Look, what a horse should have
    he did not lack,
    save a proud rider on so proud back.”

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    Here is my ad if you like to snoop:

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    OOPs just realized my phone number was on there, so it might not show up quite yet. Once you edit an ad, they have to approve it. I took my phone number off.

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    the place I board at compost it then use it on their gardens and flowers , roses LOVE horse poop!

    Have you/thay tried listing it the Crag's list or the little nickel/penny saver ?
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    We spread ours... on our hay fields. But like everyone else said you can usually easily give it away for free. Just put an ad on graigslist and in your local newspaper as well.
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    I don't have a spreader or a tractor. I muck it out onto a heavy wire cattle panel, then hitch it to my truck and drag it out. About half falls off and spreads as I drive out over the pasture, then when I get it where I want it, I unhitch from the end, hitch to the side, and pull the panel over, flipping it into a pile. Each successive load gets pulled "over" the last hill, breaking the previous hill down.

    It's not ideal. In fact, it's really ghetto, but does seem to work.

    There's nothing wrong with a manure pile, especially if you have a tractor with a loader or blade. If you can "turn" your manure pile every few weeks, it will break down effectively and flies will be very minimal. If you keep your piles separate and treat them right (google "composting") you should be able to sell the manure as organic compost after it's been out for 12-18 months.

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    An excellent website on composting horse manure:


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