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Manure Storage

It is estimated that each day, each of our horses produces 40 – 50 lbs pounds of feces and urine with a volume of 0.8 cubic feet that needs to be managed. Manure deposited on the pastures is harrowed after horses are moved off the pasture to spread out nutrients onto the pasture. Manure in the sacrifice lot and laneway is removed daily and temporarily stored at the farm. The staff at our research and education farm kindly removes the feces regularly and composts it on the farm. The development of a 9’ x 10’ concrete manure storage structure that has three 2’ high walls is currently underway so that manure is stored on an impervious base.

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