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Re: Waste :) Measuring the Equine By-Product

Margaret Gardiner, one of the great dames of Morgandom, once had
a chemical analysis done on horse manure (she's got a masters in
Chemistry).  She claims its value as fertilizer is a paltry 1-1-1.
(Which, incidentally, actually is important to know when you've got
conservation commissions and forest rangers griping about
how you dispose of your manure and how close a trail can be
to natural ponds.)
I'd love to see these figures confirmed by Envirohorse or some
other horse advocacy group.
Linda B. Merims
(straining to make this endurance-related :-)
Massachusetts, USA
----- Original Message -----
From: Tina Rushing
To: ridecamp ;
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 1:10 AM
Subject: RC: Waste :) Measuring the Equine By-Product
Rough guess:  I think my horse produces .25 yards/day (disclaimer below). 
It is more compact after a year of composting.   
I compost my manure.  I just moved a 3-year accumulation of lovely manure compost. 
It was only 6 tractor scoops.  Loaded with earthworms.  Great for the garden. 

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