Poll

Manure Pile

How do you or your boarding facility manage manure?
(Check all that apply)

Compost
30%
887
Spread in the fields
35%
1017
It's taken away
13%
373
Sell it or give it away for fertilizer
16%
472
Let the chips lie where they fall
6%
178
I don't know
0%
7

Total votes cast: 2934

Comments & Write-in Answers

It's picked up and used as fuel.

11/17/2008 11:19:16 PM

I compost our pile by turning on a regular basis. It is then offered to anyone who wants it.

11/17/2008 7:58:57 PM

We rotor some into the field, some goes into our garden compost & some is given away

11/17/2008 7:08:09 PM

we pile it turn it and give it away

11/17/2008 6:55:06 PM

Dry lot is cleaned daily, pastures are harrowed weekly.

11/17/2008 5:29:43 PM

spread on non-hay crop fields(beans,corn, etc) when fallow

11/17/2008 4:33:20 PM

20 horse compost + 1 year = yummy vegies, fruits, flowers for everyone at the barn

11/17/2008 4:23:37 PM

I never have more than a week

11/17/2008 3:41:28 PM

manure with bedding is taken away and composted some is spread on fields

11/17/2008 3:03:56 PM

Not a fan of having it spread close to the barn

11/17/2008 3:01:38 PM

Personally, I prefer composting, but the boarding stable spreads along the property line

11/17/2008 2:41:02 PM

I let them lay for two weeks, then harrow the turnout area

11/17/2008 2:40:25 PM

given away to avid gardeners and kept for use on the farm

11/17/2008 2:34:39 PM

We are spreading it on a 2 km. eventing track to soften footing.

11/17/2008 1:47:41 PM

stalls are cleaned and disposed of. pasture droppings are spread on pasture - but we don't board .

11/17/2008 12:21:32 PM

in a container

11/17/2008 12:07:57 PM

1/2 acre and six horses.I rake & spread it evenly across the other half of our property every week.

11/17/2008 11:59:57 AM

we pile it into large compost piles out in some feilds, and water ans grade it into our X-C course

11/17/2008 11:54:21 AM

a gardening company picks it up for composting gardene

11/17/2008 9:59:14 AM

It's disgusting....

11/17/2008 9:54:02 AM

Mostly leave it to the dung beetles, some is moved to fill in low spots.

11/17/2008 9:09:17 AM

I dump it about 1,000 feet away in a field that has no horses on it. My neighbors use it as needed.

11/17/2008 8:22:54 AM

We have 3 horses and use the waste @ home

11/17/2008 7:52:10 AM

Why don't we use the co2 and the methane gas that is given of a manure pile to heat our buildings?

11/17/2008 1:37:21 AM

80-horse stable collects for truck to haul away in container every 2 weeks.

11/16/2008 11:47:27 PM

I also spread the shavings on my trails around the farm

11/16/2008 10:36:56 PM

piles removed from pasture and mowed with rotary mower on tractor

11/16/2008 7:17:24 PM

Cost to take away just tripled.

11/16/2008 6:54:28 PM

We compost all of our Manure and then sell or give it away Most of the time it takes one to two s

11/16/2008 12:30:49 PM

We pay our neighbor to spread on her 7 acres, so we can keep our fields clean.

11/16/2008 12:28:53 PM

Put it on my garden all winter than plow under.Had best garden in the community this summer

11/16/2008 11:13:25 AM

A new subdivision shows up every spring to take all the composted piles away and pays very well

11/16/2008 10:36:22 AM

We have an manurespreader under a roof, where we put the manure on and a farmer take it all 14 days

11/16/2008 10:14:44 AM

copper deficiency

11/16/2008 10:13:54 AM

It's hard to find anyone to take it for free!

11/16/2008 9:59:45 AM

Each week a waste removal service comes and the collected barn waste and manure.

11/16/2008 7:38:03 AM

The compost we keep is used for various areas of our farm's yard and flower gardens.

11/16/2008 7:28:58 AM

a local farm from me takes it, and uses it for fertilizer, I don't have shavings in it, just hay, an

11/16/2008 3:59:57 AM

I spread it in one of my pasture. Then I mow it with my riding lawn mower and then let it dry before

11/16/2008 1:47:37 AM

IIf it's a grain mix he's on then the birds/ducks help to break it down! this is when it's spread

11/16/2008 1:43:57 AM

spread in the arena, actually

11/16/2008 1:06:20 AM

With the high cost of fertilizer, we will be spreading more. We dump manure in field before plowing.

11/15/2008 8:26:05 PM

horses are in big winter lots, and what piles up around mangers gets scraped & piled away

11/15/2008 7:52:58 PM

I am a boarder, the manure is composted then every boarder has access for gardens at home, also loca

11/15/2008 5:50:36 PM

We compost it first, then use it in the garden.

11/15/2008 2:46:30 PM

I have 20 ac so I compost on my property then use/give away

11/15/2008 1:08:17 PM

I spread it over the vast amount of desert dirt i have in my arena. it works great! $ soft landings

11/15/2008 8:44:34 AM

It is thrown over a bank and then after time shovled out from the bottom by neighbors and self.

11/15/2008 8:10:03 AM

The barn owner takes it to a near by farmer and they use it on their crops.

11/14/2008 11:34:55 PM

All manure from the barn is spread in fields. Manuare in pastures stays where it falls.

11/14/2008 9:16:17 PM

Our manure is taken and turned into topsoil by our landfill.

11/14/2008 9:09:11 PM

I spread it on pasture that won't be used until next year. Don't clean manure in fields used now.

11/14/2008 8:55:18 PM

We pick clean the area the horses concentrate in twice daily and compost and spread some in pasture.

11/14/2008 8:09:36 PM

We compost, then either spread in fields or used in the garden(s).

11/14/2008 1:37:55 PM

WE PUT IT ON AREAS OF OUR LAND THAT WASH-IT FILLS IN THE GROUND-GRASS WILL GROW NOW IN THOSE PLACES

11/14/2008 1:33:08 PM

I put manure directly into a dump trailer

11/14/2008 1:12:37 PM

most is piled and later spread in the garden or given away, left overs are spread in the pastures

11/14/2008 10:14:25 AM

Manure is spread on resting fields while horses are turned out on other fields to graze.

11/14/2008 10:14:09 AM

WE will start using fly predators this coming spring.

11/14/2008 9:59:29 AM

I have a bogg land at the bottom of my paddock I have created asmall square muck heap on acorner of

11/14/2008 9:39:54 AM

It's spread in the woods, we have unused woodlands

11/14/2008 9:24:02 AM

manure is piled for 1 yr minimum then spread on fields as fertilizer

11/14/2008 8:33:38 AM

Don't use stalls. Manure is spread at intervals by using a spike tooth harrow. Pastures are rotated.

11/14/2008 7:42:15 AM

I compost and spread in the fields as well as running a rake over whats already in the field.

11/14/2008 7:38:29 AM

I clean the dry lot every day and spread it on the pasture that's not being used.

11/14/2008 7:37:35 AM

local farmers use it

11/14/2008 12:46:39 AM

Taken offsite to farmer's field every day-no manure piles-fewer flies

11/13/2008 11:58:31 PM

spread over worn out ground as mulch

11/13/2008 11:52:51 PM

I also have a huge garbage can of "poop soup". it's great for fertilizing plants and bushes.

11/13/2008 11:03:27 PM

on small acreage, and part of the year I spread it, the other part it's hauled off

11/13/2008 9:57:13 PM

I compost what comes from the barn, drag the harrow in the field.

11/13/2008 7:59:39 PM

2 horses, 3 acres, slight slope with creek on bottom. Heavy rain is like a big flush-all is clean an

11/13/2008 7:19:07 PM

Our disposal company picks up the manure from a special container and hauls it away

11/13/2008 7:18:32 PM

We haul our manure and pay to dump it at a lawn and garden compost company.

11/13/2008 5:48:52 PM

Facility with 45 horses where the manure is taken away to a company who composts it.

11/13/2008 5:28:30 PM

We are fortunate to have farmers who get our manure pile and then compost it for their ground.

11/13/2008 4:59:47 PM

Local organic farmers love it!

11/13/2008 4:31:36 PM

Spread it on the trails and roads

11/13/2008 4:25:41 PM

only 4 horses, we burn it but we're looking for a better way

11/13/2008 4:12:23 PM

It composts until fine and black and then it is spread on the fields.

11/13/2008 4:03:56 PM

I put it in a pail about 200 feet from the barn and use it the next year for the garden

11/13/2008 3:25:06 PM

We truck our manure monthly to a local farmer who adds it to his manure pile & spreads it on fields

11/13/2008 3:12:38 PM

I lease a 15 yd. manure bin that is emptied by a company once or twice a month.

11/13/2008 2:33:57 PM

Healthy colony of red wigglers

11/13/2008 2:27:26 PM

bag for gardeners in exchange for veggies

11/13/2008 1:27:09 PM

I mulch it with my mower

11/13/2008 12:09:34 PM

we usually just put in the garden for fertilizer but sometimes we break it up with a special tool.

11/13/2008 12:00:23 PM

We compost all the manure for a large vegetable garden

11/13/2008 11:32:49 AM

I would like to compost, package and sell, but due to limited space having it hauled away is answer.

11/13/2008 11:20:39 AM

Where I board they let the compost build up and then spread it in the pastures and give it away.

11/13/2008 11:05:07 AM

spread in field to dry; have tilled into soil twice/year

11/13/2008 10:58:50 AM

I have 22 acres adjoining 15 acre horse pasture where I haul it, then compost.

11/13/2008 10:18:40 AM

By City Sanitation

11/13/2008 9:28:51 AM

would love to know more about managing manure

11/13/2008 9:16:39 AM

neighbors fight over it for gardens, rose bushes, flowers and even their yards in the spring

11/13/2008 8:47:44 AM

I know someone who is a worm farmer that takes the manure. He sells red worms and their castings.

11/13/2008 8:36:50 AM

Manure & sawdust are composted in covered bins, moved once, then spread on pastures not in use

11/13/2008 2:02:08 AM

pasture's really green and the horses are really parasitized! next summer, it's going in one spot.

11/13/2008 12:43:50 AM

Horses at home, clean twice daily, husband loads dumpster w/tractor, & manure is hauled off weekly.

11/12/2008 11:40:19 PM

we keep them on large pastures

11/12/2008 11:06:27 PM

spread manure perimeter of a 2 acre parcel made a track to pony babies on

11/12/2008 10:56:51 PM

We use it as compost and we spread it in the fields.

11/12/2008 10:53:22 PM

cover dirt around the orchard, good for preventing frost bite

11/12/2008 10:28:56 PM

Spread to help dry. We also put it in the arena dirt to work as a way to keep the clay from forming

11/12/2008 10:26:27 PM

Rototill it in garden (best gardens!) & bank it around base of trees along property edge.

11/12/2008 10:15:41 PM

We have a large dumpster. We have three horses, so it gets dumped approx once a month.

11/12/2008 10:15:06 PM

My horses are always on pasture. They have their roughs.

11/12/2008 9:41:41 PM

It's spread out through the hay fields.

11/12/2008 9:33:42 PM

We use paper shavings which compost very quickly, whether in a pile or spead immediatly.

11/12/2008 9:09:08 PM

I make a fresh pile every month, allow it to compost. then spread it on the pasture or give it away

11/12/2008 9:03:53 PM

We spread on our own land or a neighbor's land who wants as much manure as we can provide

11/12/2008 8:31:45 PM

when living in subburbs had to haul away, now in county and az heat and wind does the job

11/12/2008 8:01:32 PM

I spread poop thinly in pastures and use the wet (sawdust) part for trails and riding areas

11/12/2008 7:56:40 PM

I can't sell enough to meet demand

11/12/2008 7:53:03 PM

We use a combination of spreading and stock piling during winter.

11/12/2008 7:47:23 PM

put in arena to improve the HARD clay footing

11/12/2008 7:35:11 PM

Spread after composted

11/12/2008 7:32:41 PM

use as fertilizer on garden after a year of composting

11/12/2008 7:32:34 PM

compost then use it in gardens and spread over the fields as well as my yard

11/12/2008 7:24:42 PM

I would like to think we are composting but do not know for sure.

11/12/2008 6:36:44 PM

Some we give away for gardners, spread some on pastures and use for compost in spring, gardening.

11/12/2008 6:17:01 PM

cleaned daily and hauled away weekly

11/12/2008 6:11:37 PM

This is the chepest fert. you can get along with cond. the feilds

11/12/2008 6:09:43 PM

Barn takes manure from barn area & moves it 100 ft away & it stays until landscaper uses it.

11/12/2008 6:01:41 PM

We spread it twice a year on neighboring farmland.

11/12/2008 5:48:30 PM

some years we spread it and some years our neighbor uses it for his truck garden.

11/12/2008 5:38:08 PM

pasture manure stays put; barn/paddock pile gets shared by me and neighbors for organic gardens

11/12/2008 5:19:56 PM

SPREAD IN ARENA

11/12/2008 5:16:10 PM

Our compost pile dates to the 40s. Our barn manager will load our p/u trucks for garden use!

11/12/2008 3:50:53 PM

I also compost some in a sunny spot and in the spring plant a couple of tomato plants on it!

11/12/2008 3:32:02 PM

we also rotate pastures, and let the "chips" decompose naturally

11/12/2008 3:24:36 PM

Ours is removed to a worm farm.

11/12/2008 3:08:14 PM

This stable's approach is to hide the manure in low areas between hillocks---not eco-friendly.

11/12/2008 2:58:21 PM

compost it then spread the compost on the pastues

11/12/2008 2:46:06 PM

we have a walker and we put the manure around it and the horses walk it down.

11/12/2008 2:43:11 PM

gardeners love the old stuff from my herbivours!

11/12/2008 2:34:13 PM

Recycled for organic gardening

11/12/2008 2:11:08 PM

Trade with crop farmer for bobcat work.

11/12/2008 2:08:41 PM

have dumpster drop and haul to landfill

11/12/2008 1:59:24 PM

we also spread it on the trails leading into the woods.

11/12/2008 1:30:05 PM

Load it in cart and take it to the woods to dump

11/12/2008 1:14:41 PM

Also spread some on my dirt road to my barn

11/12/2008 1:03:44 PM

burn it and then spread it

11/12/2008 12:58:57 PM

my boarding place spreads on the fields horses are on every day. not the best thing

11/12/2008 12:48:06 PM

As the pile composts, it grows smaller. I add some to my vegetable gardens for the best tomatoes!

11/12/2008 12:37:36 PM

Horses out 27/7 I do pooper scooper patrol every morning out in the fields and compost it for my veg

11/12/2008 12:31:25 PM

We let it dry, then spread using a newer spreader what a great product

11/12/2008 12:08:02 PM

Couldn't give it away a couple of years ago, now organic farmers take what I don't use myself

11/12/2008 11:54:37 AM

Neighbor uses all I provide

11/12/2008 11:21:35 AM

daily removal and spreading. All horses MUST be on a dewormer program.

11/12/2008 11:17:59 AM

I spread the paddocks and remove from run ins

11/12/2008 11:12:14 AM

A lot of it is spread on dirt farm roads for good footing.

11/12/2008 11:12:02 AM

I dislike this method of manure management; but I'm a boarder and can do nothing about it.

11/12/2008 11:07:20 AM

have a dumpster

11/12/2008 11:04:35 AM

We have a dumpster with a home made ram and the manure is taken away weekly

11/12/2008 10:52:49 AM

we have unlimited green bins and for now we use four each week.

11/12/2008 10:51:19 AM

run in cleaned up and composted, but piles in field stay there

11/12/2008 10:46:26 AM

LAEC composts it for fertilizer. It's a rather large pile

11/12/2008 10:41:29 AM

We left 6 feet around the outside of our pasture just for spreading

11/12/2008 10:33:19 AM

We compost the barn manure and then spread it. We drag the pastures regularly to break down chips.

11/12/2008 10:17:26 AM

City picks it up for composting

11/12/2008 10:07:50 AM

4 words: Big, Ugly, Manure pile. Add Mountainous and Smelly to that too.

11/12/2008 10:04:11 AM

Spread in fallow fields leaving 6 mos to break down.

11/12/2008 10:03:49 AM

My horse is on an acre and a half but we own six so we just fling the manure all over the 6 acres.

11/12/2008 9:48:18 AM

wild turkeys prove to be the best 'spreaders' in my pasture

11/12/2008 9:47:03 AM

My old barn used to spread it in the fields. It was awful for the horses.

11/12/2008 9:45:16 AM

I dump manure off an out of the way ledge and have added 10,000 red worms to help compost it.

11/12/2008 9:33:44 AM

11603

11/12/2008 9:29:09 AM

We compost, then have it taken away to spread on hay fields.

11/12/2008 9:19:58 AM

We make a large compost pile for us, give away rest to friends for same.

11/12/2008 9:08:58 AM

Once a year I have someone haul it off

11/12/2008 9:02:02 AM

we spread 2x a year in neighbors fields, people come get it for gardens also

11/12/2008 9:00:15 AM

draging your field is the most easiest and efficient way to mannage such an up-keep.

11/12/2008 8:34:33 AM

Organic farmer plants carrots eaten by the horses, producing more manure for growing carrots.

11/12/2008 8:30:41 AM

after 2 years compost is spread in the fields

11/12/2008 8:15:10 AM

no clearing of pastures, but front paddock/run in cleared daily

11/12/2008 7:20:41 AM

Composted and then used in the garden, blueberry, strawberry and raspberry patches.

11/12/2008 6:09:34 AM

everyday i use my new spreader to spread all the manure.

11/12/2008 5:11:11 AM

We use a paddock cleaner, and then give it away to whoever wants it.

11/12/2008 4:22:17 AM

When the horses dig holes we fill the holes with manure, and they never dig in that spot again.

11/12/2008 3:43:14 AM

My gardening friends come to get it

11/12/2008 3:16:01 AM

I use compost worms, Eisenia Foetida, that recuces the amount of manure.

11/12/2008 3:00:15 AM

It has become a sucessful second business for the stable!

11/12/2008 2:19:55 AM

I rent a manure spreader from the local conservation district...very handy

11/12/2008 1:31:39 AM

WE have 5 acres so we spead in on th elast acre,1 horse and a mini ,its manageable.

11/12/2008 1:29:11 AM

it stays in the pastures, removed from the barn and composted

11/12/2008 1:18:11 AM

We turn waste into something useful.

11/12/2008 12:54:53 AM

We collect manure daily, put it in a covered bin and finally spread on fields with a manure spreader

11/12/2008 12:45:12 AM

the chips in the field are periodically raked over to break up and spread

11/12/2008 12:05:10 AM

the facility where I board mainly leaves the manure in the pastures which end up very muddy

11/12/2008 12:04:33 AM

use it to turn into Bocacci, an organic fertilizer.

11/11/2008 11:12:08 PM

Landscape company takes away container full of manure monthly and brings an empty one to fill up.

11/11/2008 10:50:17 PM

use as compost and give away

11/11/2008 10:49:30 PM

corrals are cleaned every day and every thing is piled for later spreading, fields fields are not.

11/11/2008 10:49:29 PM

Manure is placed in a concrete floored bin with roof; turned with a tractor every 2 weeks or so.

11/11/2008 10:47:23 PM

pile it till the fall of each year

11/11/2008 10:36:48 PM

We have a wagon/spreader to dump in the neighboring orchards/properties

11/11/2008 10:33:21 PM

the manure is composted then spread in the blueberry fields.

11/11/2008 10:33:03 PM

My horses live at home. I spread and also compost the manure

11/11/2008 10:30:45 PM

No "other" box available; we spread it on the trails around 150 acre farm.

11/11/2008 10:23:10 PM

We have 2 acres set aside to spread it.

11/11/2008 10:14:01 PM

I spread it by hand in an unused pasture.

11/11/2008 9:57:15 PM

People line up for free manure, organic farming/neighbor also hauls away for his pasture

11/11/2008 9:55:08 PM

we fertilize our hay field with composted manure.

11/11/2008 9:51:13 PM

I have a service that comes about every 3 weeks and takes the horse manure away to a dump that proce

11/11/2008 9:31:49 PM

I have one horse on 8 acres and pick the manure out of his pasture at least once per week

11/11/2008 9:24:11 PM

harow in large fields and clean small paddocks

11/11/2008 9:10:55 PM

We compost manure/hay WITHOUT bedding (pine shavings), turn 5-6 times w/tractor. Excellent product!

11/11/2008 9:10:45 PM

The nice people from Waste Management empty my dumpster every week and take it away.

11/11/2008 9:08:47 PM

it gets thrown in the dumpster

11/11/2008 9:04:16 PM

By State law, manure mgmt act requires proper disposal of manure. Business plan updated every 2 yrs

11/11/2008 9:01:22 PM

Twice daily manure pick up and contained composting pile removed twice yearly.

11/11/2008 8:57:58 PM

Compost it for a two weeks and then spread in the pastures

11/11/2008 8:49:01 PM

Every fall my neighbors put on their gardens

11/11/2008 8:46:26 PM

harrow

11/11/2008 8:44:06 PM

I don't board

11/11/2008 8:42:53 PM

manure collected from stalls are composted, manure in pasture is spread either by harrow or manualy

11/11/2008 8:39:04 PM

Neighbor takes away full wagon, brings it back empty. I don't ask any questions.

11/11/2008 8:32:04 PM

We put our manure in a dump trailer which is hauled to a nearby nursery & dumped

11/11/2008 8:30:40 PM

we have a newer spreader that we use on our fields

11/11/2008 8:24:53 PM

SPREAD ALONG MY FENCE LINES ONLY

11/11/2008 8:24:21 PM

W use a manure spreader. It works great!

11/11/2008 8:22:49 PM

Trash company pick up; supposed to recycle, but I doubt it does.

11/11/2008 8:18:28 PM

I spread my manure over the arena, we have very sandy soil, it disappears in no time.

11/11/2008 8:13:00 PM

Turned over and produces billons of worms,

11/11/2008 8:08:40 PM

The manauer we compost is used on our own garden for fertilizer as well

11/11/2008 8:07:37 PM

We have an organic Avocado ranch and need to let the manure sit for 6 months before spreading.

11/11/2008 7:56:31 PM

we stack it in a cememt box near a roadway for people to use for gardens

11/11/2008 7:54:00 PM

I have 2 donkies and compost all the manure. I'll offer it to community gardens.

11/11/2008 7:51:54 PM

we remove manure from pastures, put it in a pile behind the barn then move it to a pile in the woods

11/11/2008 7:51:52 PM

I compost for two horses and two ponies. We make more than enough for our gardens and neighbors.

11/11/2008 7:51:37 PM

I used to spread it but I am going to try composting and see if I can sell it to landscapers and nur

11/11/2008 7:50:36 PM

no room NOT to compost - it's best for the fields and water, etc...

11/11/2008 7:44:40 PM

I load the manure into large tubs and haul it to the dump.

11/11/2008 7:38:37 PM

we use manure on our gardens in the fall and give some to neighbors

11/11/2008 7:37:03 PM

We throw our in the garbage, since no one in our neigborhood wants it for their garden.

11/11/2008 7:29:18 PM

Spread around out hay fields to make a super galloping path!

11/11/2008 7:28:09 PM

I use the newer spreader and it takes care of any manure pile in no time flat.

11/11/2008 7:24:06 PM

The facility I boarded at put it in the riding arena. Over the years it got too deep.

11/11/2008 7:18:35 PM

manure sure beats unhealthy chemical cost

11/11/2008 6:56:09 PM

I fill in the holes in the paddocks that the horses dig then flatten down then the grass grows over.

11/11/2008 6:55:57 PM

advertise in local paper "free"

11/11/2008 6:55:22 PM

with a 10 stall barn, we empty the manure spreader 2x/week

11/11/2008 6:52:41 PM

Use for erosion control

11/11/2008 6:49:41 PM

use mill sawdust (oak/pine)with the recycled hay it makes awesome compost/fertilizer

11/11/2008 6:44:40 PM

We take it to a farmer/landscaper who composts it

11/11/2008 6:42:02 PM

I live in the suburbs which provide "green" cans that is hauled away weekly.

11/11/2008 6:41:41 PM

drag pastures to break up

11/11/2008 6:38:16 PM

we spread, it dries, then we drag over it. It turns into powder and blows nutrients into the soil

11/11/2008 6:34:23 PM

3 geldings on 5 acres, no real problem except around hay feeder. Kick it around to spred it out.

11/11/2008 6:33:28 PM

Dump it in a big pile , compost and put on our garden .

11/11/2008 6:29:05 PM

we compost all we can. What is taken away is composted and used on blueberries. We spread our compos

11/11/2008 6:26:38 PM

We compost piles monthly, then spread the oldest in unused paddocks

11/11/2008 6:25:01 PM

city ordinance requires weekly removal

11/11/2008 6:23:20 PM

The community comes and gets it for their gardens/orchards

11/11/2008 6:22:45 PM

Local dump happy to take it for the mulch pile

11/11/2008 6:17:19 PM

It is put in a dumpster and hauled off once a week. This really cuts down on the flies.

11/11/2008 5:59:07 PM

Occasionally burn it.

11/11/2008 5:58:16 PM

this way my muck is turned into beautiful sterile fertilizer for my fields.

11/11/2008 5:51:35 PM

It is getting out of hand. The owners need to move the pile before it takes over.

11/11/2008 5:50:27 PM

spread it on the trails surrounding the property

11/11/2008 5:36:40 PM

My neighbor come and get the manure for the flowers and gardens

11/11/2008 5:33:54 PM

spread in the spring, summer & fall, compost in winter

11/11/2008 5:22:49 PM

We live in an area that is VERY sandy and the soil quality is poor. We spread the manure in the gard

11/11/2008 5:17:09 PM

All the manure from the stall is recycled by a large garden in the area

11/11/2008 5:13:57 PM

The barn man spreads it daily. weather permitting.

11/11/2008 5:08:29 PM

Compost pile for 2 years then spread on pastures

11/11/2008 5:03:43 PM

Muck the paddock and move manure to a pile in another field

11/11/2008 5:02:29 PM

We try to compost manure for a year, then spread it.

11/11/2008 5:02:09 PM

We have a field just for the manure. It gets leveled out periodically.

11/11/2008 4:56:00 PM

From or around barn, put in burn pile otherwise leave it in the field

11/11/2008 4:55:37 PM

I use a manure spreader pulled by my tractor mower and spreak it in my 30 acres of pasture.

11/11/2008 4:55:21 PM

We put the manure around our trees, shrubs and driveway. I

11/11/2008 4:53:58 PM

trucked away for composting. but they don't take ALL leading to fly prob. No leftovers=few flies.

11/11/2008 4:52:42 PM

Manually clean up pasture and then spread in back unusable pasture.

11/11/2008 4:45:59 PM

Keep multiple compost piles going so can spread when fully decomposed.

11/11/2008 4:29:24 PM

would love to compost but don't have the time to do it right

11/11/2008 4:28:23 PM

During the winter we also spread in the garden to be plowed under in the spring and on our "lawn".

11/11/2008 4:23:26 PM

piled,turned,composted,spread on pastures

11/11/2008 4:21:48 PM

6 stalls so we compost & sell it by the truckload once it's been "aged"

11/11/2008 4:20:42 PM

use a section of land to drop it then go over it on a regular basis with a tiller to compost it

11/11/2008 4:18:49 PM

use it on my garden of flowers and veggie garden

11/11/2008 4:18:43 PM

not fields they're in.

11/11/2008 4:15:36 PM

paddocck & pastures are rakes, stall bedding is spread, most piles composted to give away

11/11/2008 4:12:39 PM

Spred and harrowed to dry and scatter

11/11/2008 4:09:19 PM

pay a manure hauling company that comes in 3 or 4 times a year.

11/11/2008 4:02:24 PM

I shovel it daily into my spreader and spead it on the pastures about once a month

11/11/2008 3:54:26 PM

We compost some but most is taken away

11/11/2008 3:50:12 PM

Harrow our field twice per year, pickup under shelters, give away free (load themselves)

11/11/2008 3:48:16 PM

my boarding facility has it's own place to dump manure.. :)

11/11/2008 3:48:08 PM

It's taken away and used for compost.

11/11/2008 3:45:49 PM

where ever they land in the pasture. :)

11/11/2008 3:39:39 PM

dumpster

11/11/2008 3:39:01 PM

Spread in fields unless it's too wet to drive tractor. Free compost to anyone.

11/11/2008 3:38:05 PM

Lots of Compost and free loading

11/11/2008 3:36:28 PM

In the high desert we're spreading it on an arena-sized sandy area for a better riding surface.

11/11/2008 3:30:01 PM

A bit stays for use. Have an agreement with nearby ag biz. They use it for compost. win/win

11/11/2008 3:29:46 PM

Makes nice black dirt for our own use.

11/11/2008 3:28:11 PM

Compost manure from stalls, leave pasture droppings alone, then run grader over once or twice a year

11/11/2008 3:25:34 PM

The owners of our barn do a terrific job of composting & us gardeners get to reap the benefits

11/11/2008 3:21:08 PM

My neighbor with no horses actually wants it for compost, yeh!

11/11/2008 3:19:19 PM

We rotate and drag unused fields and barn manure is taken away about once a week.

11/11/2008 3:14:35 PM

We sell it - $ 150 per load to mushroom growers. Straw only, one load a month.

11/11/2008 3:14:02 PM

dumped in the woods

11/11/2008 3:13:36 PM

Spread the piles with a rake.

11/11/2008 3:12:48 PM

Pay to have it hauled away

11/11/2008 3:12:05 PM

We let it lay in pastures and compost what comes out of stalls.

11/11/2008 3:09:00 PM

Placed in piles and burned

11/11/2008 3:05:44 PM

piled low in woods away from barn & mixed w/leaves from property clearing & fly preditors - awesome!

11/11/2008 3:04:39 PM

very poor manure management. huge piles of steaming manure sit infront of the barn. ugly.

11/11/2008 3:02:37 PM

I compost it and put in flower beds.

11/11/2008 3:00:43 PM

i need a spreader!!

11/11/2008 3:00:34 PM

We have 2 horses, pile manure 1-2 weeks and spread with small spreader in field

11/11/2008 2:53:56 PM

Our barn owners spreads the manure on riding paths. It keeps them from pitting and softer to ride on

11/11/2008 2:52:23 PM

I use some in compost pile and the rest goes in the dumpster & picked up every week

11/11/2008 2:51:55 PM

first we compost then we spread

11/11/2008 2:51:35 PM

compost in rows 4ft deep and 6ft wide for one year then use as fertilizer.

11/11/2008 2:51:10 PM

Farm owner composts it and gives it to organic gardeners.

11/11/2008 2:47:27 PM

on site composting & spread on fields

11/11/2008 2:46:58 PM

spread in the arena...very dry in AZ

11/11/2008 2:43:53 PM

Local farmer picks it up.

11/11/2008 2:43:38 PM

The Master Gardners organization is happpy to use it for public gardens

11/11/2008 2:42:34 PM

Actually I spread it with a Newer Spreader in my personal yard

11/11/2008 2:34:15 PM

nice site

11/11/2008 1:20:25 PM

from stalls - spread in cow pasture, from horse pasture - it's left there

11/11/2008 11:14:11 AM

my compost is a pot of gold for my gardens!

11/11/2008 10:52:46 AM

Manure is piled; spread in sun; disked and spread in pasture.

11/11/2008 10:17:31 AM

we use straw and it decomposes quickly in the pile

11/11/2008 9:42:21 AM