Waste & Manure Management

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Small Farm Efficiency

October 01, 2009

A growing number of owners want to keep their horses at home on small farms; here are some tips on doing it wi... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Herbecidas en el Heno Retienen el Poder en el Estiércol

September 16, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an... Read More

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Study Shows Stall Cleaning Impacts Stable Air Quality

September 08, 2009

A change in your approach to horse stall cleaning might result in improved air quality in the stable, report researchers from Georg-August University of Guttingen, in Germany. Researchers measured the air quality in the stable with different bedding... Read More

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Farmers Dispose of Chemicals, Sharps through Ontario Program

July 28, 2009

A program to collect obsolete pesticides is being expanded this year to also provide farmers with safe disposal for unused animal health products and sharps. Taking place this fall, the program is part of an Ontario government-supported Great... Read More

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Going Green: Environmental Stewardship for Horse Owners

July 20, 2009

Most horse owners have happy memories of trotting down a tree-shaded lane, riding along a stream of clear water, or cantering across an open field. Nature and horses just go together.

"Taking steps to protect the environment can improve you... Read More

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Hay Herbicides Not a Risk to Horses, Despite Manure-Fertilized Crop Loss

July 10, 2009

Recent reported crop losses in North Carolina and several other states are linked to certain broad leaf herbicides containing aminopyralid, clopyralid, and picloram, according to researchers. In North Carolina, people with gardens and organic... Read More

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Horse Manure Management the Subject of Michigan State Program

July 01, 2009

Horse owners who keep their animals in suburban settings might find challenges in handling manure to avoid issues with odor or flies that can strain neighborly relationships. To help them learn strategies for managing and composting manure, a... Read More

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Managing Manure

April 01, 2009

Manure is something all horse owners must deal with, but it can be worth its weight in gold as a fertilizer if properly composted.

There is no shortage of manure on a horse farm. We're simply rich with the stuff. And... Read More

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New Jersey Animal Waste Management Sessions Planned

March 25, 2009

Educators from Cooperative Extension, a unit of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, will provide training, beginning this month, for equine and other livestock farmers in the development of "Self-Certified Animal Waste Management... Read More

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Kentucky Ag Chief Discourages Livestock Gas Regulation

March 17, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer urged Kentucky's U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, to support federal legislation that would prohibit the federal government from regulating livestock under the Clean Air Act.

"I believe... Read More

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Illinois Conference on Manure Management Practices

February 20, 2009

New conservation practices and manure storage capacity are just two of the topics that will be addressed at the 2009 Illinois Livestock Manure Management Conference workshops. The workshops, set for March in Effingham and Princeton, are sponsored b... Read More

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Environmentally Friendly on the Farm

February 12, 2009

Becoming environmentally friendly in your barn practices is as easy as managing manure, pastures & resources.... Read More

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Barn-O-Matic

February 12, 2009

The latest models of automated waterers and feeders can take some of the work out of horsekeeping...... Read More

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Barn-O-Matic

February 01, 2009

The latest models of automated waterers and feeders can take some of the work out of horsekeeping, and automatic stall cleaners can even minimize your time wielding a pitchfork!

Finding it difficult to schedule enough... Read More

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Environmentally Friendly on the Farm

February 01, 2009

Choosing to become more environmentally sensitive on the farm is a responsible option for all of us and can be addressed in varying degrees. You don't need to scrap your tractor, invest in expensive wind-powered generators, build a new solar-roofed... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Farms Go Green with Composting

January 04, 2009

With the economy in a downfall and the horse industry taking a big hit, farm owners are looking for ways to save money, and perhaps even earn a little extra, in an unconventional way.

According to the Read More

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The Scoop on Poop: Readers' Manure Management Tips

November 21, 2008

More than 1,350 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you or your boarding facility manage manure?"

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Autumn is 'Fly Season'

October 12, 2008

Autumn is no time for an outdoor picnic, says entomologist Lynn Kimsey, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's fly season.

The common house fly (Musca... Read More

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Take a Tour of the Olympic Stables

August 18, 2008

Members of the foreign press were invited to tour the Olympic stables. Access was limited and we didn't get to see all of the stable blocks (we were assured they're all identical), but we got a glimpse of life inside the famously... Read More

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Technology Allows Large-Scale Recycling of Horse Bedding Waste

July 23, 2008

Most horse owners wish they could wave a magic wand and get rid of the "manure mountain" on their property. A couple of Canadian entrepreneurs have developed technology that might erase mounds of used bedding, as well as generate a little green.... Read More

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The Eco-Friendly Farm

July 01, 2008

Go green with your farm to make your horses healthier and the environment cleaner.... Read More

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Olympic Horse Venues Show Focus on Comfort, Safety, Environment

July 01, 2008

As the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games draw ever-closer, it is time to take a look at the venues and facilities provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will ensure that the jumping, dressage, and eventing horses and riders... Read More

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Horse Sense Leads to New Recycling Initiative

June 14, 2008

Southeastern Michigan is the state's most populous region--for humans and for horses. According to a recent survey, Oakland has more horses than any other county--it is home to 6,900 of the state’s 155,000 equines.

As more people and more... Read More

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Farm Equipment for Large and Small Facilities

June 01, 2008

From tried and true to novel and exciting, these are the products, services, and techniques that our experts are recommending to facilitate equine management.... Read More

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Olympic Horse Manure Management Going Green in Hong Kong

January 15, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently demonstrated its manure management program, illustrating one way in which the club will observe the "Green Olympics" theme of the 2008 Olympic Games. Stable waste and manure from the Olympic equestrian venues a... Read More