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Best Management Practices for Horse Manure Composting on Small Farms

Uta Krogmann, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Solid Waste Management, Michael L. Westendorf, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences, and Barbara F. Rogers, Environmental Scientist
Published 6/9/2006
Bulletin #E307


Compost from horse farms can be used as a soil amendment providing organic matter and some nutrients. Composting manure on small horse farms can be part of an overall effort to better manage manure and reduce non-point sources of pollution (nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens) to drainage basins in New Jersey.

Horses and Manure
Michael Westendorf, Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences & Uta Krogmann, Extension Specialist in Solid Waste Management
Published 2/16/2004
Fact Sheet #036


Horses are important for companionship, sport, work, pleasure, education, and therapy. In New Jersey, in addition to playing an important role in the state’s economy, horses help to maintain open, green spaces that add to the scenic beauty of the state. Horses and the farms on which they live are often very valuable.


Horse Manure Management – Bedding Use

Michael Westendorf, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences and Uta Krogmann, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Solid Waste Management
Published 5/19/2006
Fact Sheet #537


Stall Waste Production: A 1000-pound horse will defecate from 4 to 13 times per day. This horse will produce 35 to 50 pounds of manure daily, or about 9 tons per year. On the average, about 31 pounds of feces and 2.4 gallons of urine daily, totaling up to 50 pounds of raw waste per day in feces and urine.

Equine Barnyard Management

William J. Bamka, Burlington County Agricultural Agent

Reviewed in 2004 by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Equine Management

Fact Sheet #618

Horse property barnyards may contain large quantities of mud because of excessive traffic. Mud is more than a “mess” or “nuisance.

New Jersey Livestock Farmer Survey:
Is My Farm Environmentally Friendly?

Michael Westendorf, Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences
Published 8/2006
Fact Sheet # 1047

Livestock owners need to be aware of their effect on our environment and natural resources. Regardless of the kind of livestock you have, proper management of animal and land resources are important to limit potential impact on natural resources. Take this quiz to determine how ecofriendly your livestock operation is.



The Greenhead and You

Elton Hansens and Stuart Race, Rutgers University

Courtesy of Rutgers University Department of Entomology


For a number of years Rutgers research has been directed toward control of the salt marsh greenhead in southern New Jersey. Now we can recommend a trap which will greatly reduce greenhead annoyance in many areas. Further research is planned to develop even better controls, which are effective and have no harmful side effects.






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