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Discussion of manure pile management, composting, alternative bedding for reduced stall waste.

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  • 1. Stall Waste: What a Resource!

2. 3. Overview

  • Manure management
  • Composting basics

4. A molehill is easy . . . 5. . . . but a mountainmay not be. 6. Bedding Reduction

  • Stall mats
  • Frequent picking
  • Shredded paper,sawdust pellets

7. Be a filer, not a piler 8. Composting Basics

  • Right spot
  • Air
  • Water
  • Balance carbon and nitrogen
  • Range of material sizes

9. Choose the right spot 10. Air

  • Controls bacterial activity
  • Removes heat
  • Can relieve odor problems

11. Water

  • Key compost ingredient
  • Not enough? Or too much?

12. Materials Mix

  • Promotes air flow.
  • Reduces need for turning.

13. Carbon and Nitrogen

  • Carbon: carbohydrates
  • Nitrogen: proteins
  • Good balance promotes efficient composting.

14. Not all carbons are created equal. 15. Basic Compost Recipe

  • 4 parts brown stuff (carbon)
  • 1 part green stuff (nitrogen)
  • Water
  • Air

16. Apply compost to actively growing pastures. 17. Most Important Point

  • Keep your compost pile covered to control water and nutrients.

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  • Linda J. Brewer
  • Oregon State University
  • Extension Small Farms Work Group
  • Corvallis Oregon
  • 541-737-1408
  • [email_address]