Content tagged "horse manure"

Equipment and facilities for managing manure on small farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 07, 2018

The number of small farms is increasing in much of the country, ensuring up to date information is available is important to protect water and environmental...

Horse Manure Composting: Specific Steps to Start or Improve the Process

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast discusses various aspects of composting horse manure. Bedding options and how they impact the composting process as well as basic design...

Water Quality Grab Bag: Composting, Horse Farm Manure Management, Nutrient Losses from Litter Stockpiles

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The first "road trip" for the webcast series. These were webcast live from the 2010 National Water Quality Conference Meeting. The presentations include:...

Organizing demonstrations and tours for Government officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

Provide some discussion on putting together Tour and Demonstration educational events. To Provide real life demonstrations and educational opportunities...

Partnerships in the Manure Nutrient Management Field

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

Responsible manure nutrient management improves environmental quality while maintaining agricultural productivity. Multiple organizations and individuals...

Field Technology & Water Quality Outreach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

In 2015, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) partnered with local and state agencies to help identify potential sources of fecal coliform...

Developing a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP)

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2017

Livestock producers are presented with a number of challenges and opportunities. Developing a quality Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) can...

Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Manure is an inevitable by-product of livestock production. Traditionally, manure has been land applied for the nutrient value in crop production and...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Elimination of Equine Streptococci from Soiled Equine Bedding

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi), causes the potentially fatal respiratory disease in horses known as "strangles", while the closely related...

Pennsylvania Horse Farm’s Whole Farm Balance Inputs of Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

In Pennsylvania there has been an increased emphasis on farm and nutrient management practices on equine operations due to expansion of environmental...

Evaluating the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Equine Operations on the Environment

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

In the United States, animal agriculture is the largest source of ammonia (NH3) emissions that are a major air and water pollutant contributing to...

Methods for Regulating Dry Matter Intake in Grazing Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

Pasture dry matter intake of many horses (e.g., mature idle horses) exceeds that necessary to provide daily energy requirements creating an inefficiency. One...

Factors Affecting Nitrous Oxide Emissions Following Subsurface Manure Application

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2017

[Abstract] Subsurface manure application is theoretically susceptible to greater denitrification losses and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions compared to surface...

Low Cost Aerated Static Composting Systems for Small Acreage Equine Operations

Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

The equine industry in Massachusetts, estimated to be over 50,000 animals, is of a size to make significant impact on non-point source pollution. An average...

Managing Manure on Horse Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

When managed properly, nutrients from manure should be seen as part of a larger cycle occurring on the farm. Nutrients enter the farm as feed or fertilizer,...

Markets for Composted Agricultural Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Enforcement of nutrient management regulation has forced Maryland farms and agricultural facilities to adopt new waste management practices. Few options...

Case Study of Contaminated Compost: Collaborations Between Vermont Extension and the Agency of Agriculture to Mitigate Damage Due to Persistent Herbicide Residues

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Picloram, clopyralid, aminopyralid and aminocyclopyrochlor are broadleaf herbicides commonly used in pastures due to effectiveness in controlling undesirable...

Composted Horse Manure and Stall Bedding Pilot Project

Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

The purpose of this project was to study and promote the use of compost as an alternative horse stall bedding and encourage horse owners and managers to...

Reducing Hay Waste Associated with Outdoor Feeding of Adult Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Hay is commonly fed to horses and is usually the largest and most expensive dietary component for adult horses. Hay waste can occur during both storage and...

Horse Manure Composting: Facilities and Methods

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Managing horse manure may involve mechanical equipment, physical labor and conveying of manure. It is generally practiced outdoors in all types of weather....

Composting Horse Mortality and Mortality Disposal Alternatives

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

With the decline of the rendering industry, managing routine livestock mortality in an effective, economical and environmentally sound manner has become more...

Environmental Management on Equine Farms or the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Equine farms are often small acreages that may not have ready access to technologies and information appropriate to their farms. Westendorf et al. (2010a)...

Pasture Management on Horse Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

Proper pasture management is important to holistic farm management. Grazing animals deposit manure on pastures and exercise areas. This manure ultimately...

Exercise or Sacrifice Lots for Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

A sacrifice or exercise area is your animal’s outdoor living space ( see Exercise Areas) . It is called a sacrifice area because you are giving up land that...

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