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Double R Ranch

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Howdy yal,
Among animals other than our cattle we raise hogs. It is a smaller part of our business but fun, sometimes, just the same. Anyhow, was wondering if anyone knew about using hog manure/shavings from the barn for fertilizer for our hay fields. Seem silly to keep throwing it out, and wondering if it is to hot and when to spread it, what to do with it before spreading etc. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance. :tiphat:
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yes you can use hog manure/slurry on your fields.an yes it is hot.so it would be best to compost it 1st.if you have any farmland you can spead on it.an plow it under.test your siol an manure.so youll know how much you can apply pre ac.
 
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Auburn_Ag":2ytqpx50 said:
How many hogs do you raise?

We are down to about a ten sow operation. To many cows and not enough time for to many pigs to. Planning on cutting back some more.
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Thank you for your replies. Unfortunitly it doesn't look like it is going to happen for us. We as well as many others are having to sell the majority of our hogs. Feed prices just went up another $100 a ton and hog prices just went even lower. There will be no way to pay for our next Hog feed bill. It is sad but can not use the cows to keep the pigs "afloat". They have to support themselves and we have been using cow many up until now to keep it going but it is just to expensive. We Thank you all for the info, will keep it in mind in deciding how we will fertilize our fields. There are still a few producers around that I may be able to get manure off of. What about horse manure? Our neighbor has tons of that, can you use that without composting or do you still need to compost?
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It all depends on how much you plan on applying. Composting will get rid of most of the bad odors, as with any manure. It also breaks down the products in the manure, making the nutrients more readily available to the plant. Any manure will eventually break down if applied directly to the pasture. I do not believe that horse manure is very strong, low N, and will not cause plants to burn if applied directly.
 

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About all horse manure will do is increase the organic matter, not much fertilizer value. Had a neighbor that spread it for years on one of our back pastures, didn;t grow much better then the field next to it that we couldn;t get into to fertilize and not as well as the one that we fertilized to soil test.
Composted and piled thick enough and it will grow the best aspargus you've ever seen.
 

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dun":26vv6q08 said:
About all horse manure will do is increase the organic matter, not much fertilizer value. Had a neighbor that spread it for years on one of our back pastures, didn;t grow much better then the field next to it that we couldn;t get into to fertilize and not as well as the one that we fertilized to soil test.
Composted and piled thick enough and it will grow the best aspargus you've ever seen.

Grows pretty good mushrooms as well but that's about it.
 
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Composted and piled thick enough and it will grow the best aspargus you've ever seen.

OOOHHHH Yummy!!! Love asparagus! Personal experiance? Thanks Dun ;-)
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Double R Ranch":239wro9z said:
dun":239wro9z said:
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Composted and piled thick enough and it will grow the best aspargus you've ever seen.

OOOHHHH Yummy!!! Love asparagus! Personal experiance? Thanks Dun ;-)
Double R

That's one of the Mother Earth kind of deals from the survivalist type era
 
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dun":3mxny7fz said:
Double R Ranch":3mxny7fz said:
dun":3mxny7fz said:
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Composted and piled thick enough and it will grow the best aspargus you've ever seen.

OOOHHHH Yummy!!! Love asparagus! Personal experiance? Thanks Dun ;-)
Double R

That's one of the Mother Earth kind of deals from the survivalist type era

Nice! Nothing wrong with that. Have a good one, thanks for the responses.
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