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.
- Best Management Practices for Manure Utilization
- AFO Best Management Practices
- Am I an Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) or a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)?
- CAFO Groundwater Requirements
- Colorado Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Workbook (use to account for nutrient loading in soil from manure)
- Composting Animal Manures
- Composting Horse Manure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
- How to Avoid CAFO Status
- Small Acreage Manure Management
- Vermicomposting Horse Manure