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Anyone have experience w a deep pit finishing barn? Curious how animals stay warm enough in cold temps if you can’t bed them. Also curious what the manure does in terms of reducing fertilizer expense for pasture and row crop? Does it replace nitrogen or potash etc? Maybe both, maybe nothing? Thanks!
 

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No experience with the barn, but manure definitely is good for the ground.. perhaps it won't completely replace fertilizer but it will reduce how much you need.
 

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The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
 

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sim.-ang.king":2i0m6di5 said:
The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.

You sure do know your sheet.
 

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sim.-ang.king":3nq0xx3z said:
The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .
 

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snoopdog":2ol8o1on said:
sim.-ang.king":2ol8o1on said:
The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .
Not sure if it still is but in the past it was common in some European countries to live above the cattle in the winter.
 

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kenny thomas":3v88chm8 said:
snoopdog":3v88chm8 said:
sim.-ang.king":3v88chm8 said:
The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .
Not sure if it still is but in the past it was common in some European countries to live above the cattle in the winter.
Kenny , I'm pretty sure it's still quite common in Arkansas ,smiley laughy emoji
 

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In SE Asia, it's pigs that are raised under the house. Nothing to do with providing heat tho.....They eat 'waste' that comes down from in the house.
 

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