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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...

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,...

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...

Feed Management on Small Livestock Farms

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

Nitrogen and phosphorus from agriculture sources can affect water quality. These nutrients are required for plant and animal growth, but too much in...

Off-Farm Manure Disposal

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

When a farm has more manure than can be properly applied to acreage that they own or rent, other options need to be considered.Some producers may contract...

Fencing To Limit Horses Access to Riparian Areas

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

Fencing along stream banks, lakes, and wetlands (riparian areas) is important in order to limit the access horses have to the waterways. When horses area...

Stall Waste Production and Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

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...

Spreading Manure on Horse Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

A tractor and a manure spreader are needed to ensure proper field application of stored manure. Some small farms may be able to utilize small ground-drive...

Feed Management Tips for Small Livestock Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 17, 2015

How can small farms make the most efficient use of their feed resources and reduce potential environmental impacts? They do it by managing their feed...

Managing Dietary Phosphorus for Livestock and Poultry

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 17, 2015

Phosphorus is required in the diet of animals, but if overfed or wasted, can contaminate the environment and water supplies. Cereal grains fed to livestock...

Managing Dietary Nitrogen for Livestock and Poultry

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 17, 2015

Diets should be managed to reduce nitrogen (N) losses. Protein is the chief N source in the diet, and N is the nutrient we are most concerned with. If a...

Nutrient Management on Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The USDA defines a small farm as any operation with gross sales less than $250,000 per year.  A small farm might...

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