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Small Acreage Manure Management   arrow

There are an estimated 8,000 horses in Boulder County.  Figuring an average horse generates 5 cubic feet (350 lbs.) of manure per week, each year over 2 million cubic feet of manure must be handled and disposed of in some manner.  This does not include the cattle, goats, sheep, swine and other livestock in the county.  Used properly manure becomes a great soil amendment.  Without proper manure management, manure can become a source of water pollution, disease spread and insect issues.

Manure Management