Manure & Compost

Manure...Horses....if you have a horse, then you have to deal with manure. There is no getting around it!  Hopefully you can  find some useful information  in the links below ! 

The main concern most SWCD's have with any manure is the potential for it to run-off into waterways, streams, ditches, ponds or just cause any form of pollution. Not only that, but manure issues can create negative neighbor relations. Manure can increase insect problems, odors,  & lead to health issues.  Proper storage of manure is key, along with proper disposal.

PDF's ~ Click on the links below for wonderful resources on  

Horse Manure Management & Composting!

    Managing Small Acreage for Horse Farms by Oregon State University Extension Service - 24 pages

    Managing Horse Manure by Composting  - 10 pages

    5 Easy steps to Compost -Turn your Mountain of Manure into Black Gold by Horses for Clean Water - 7 pages

    Horse Manure Composting Guidelines by City of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - 8 pages    

    Horse Manure Management: A guide for Bay Area Horse Keepers - CA - 38 pages

    A Guide to Composting Horse Manure - 5 pages

    The Horse Owner's Guide to Composting  by Steven Wisbaum for Otter Creek NRCD Vermont - 10 pages

    How to Compost and Use Horse Manure by King Co. DNR & SWD - 4 pages  

    Managing Mud and Manure -Tips for small acreages in Oregon -by Washington County SWCD -4page fact sheet

    Manure Management for Small Scale Livestock Operations - 6 pages

    Manure Management - Horses by Clemson University Extension & USDA - 2 pages  

    Composting System for Small Horse Farms by Oklahoma State Cooperative Ext. Service-4 page fact sheet  

    Horse Stable Manure Management by Penn State University - 16 pages   

    Horse Manure Management -The Nitrogen Enhancement System -by Ohio State U. Ext. - Factsheet 3 pgs 

    WAYNE COUNTY - Contact information for Horse Manure Disposal  - gathered by Wayne SWCD

Please feel free to call if you have any questions or would like someone from Wayne SWCD to visit your farm & give you advice and helpful planning with your equine facility.