Waste Spreading On Horse Farms

There is one rule when spreading horse waste.  Avoid spreading it on a pasture where horses live.  This is not sanitary and encourages the spread of parasites.  It is true that periods of dry heat will kill the larvae but few areas lack rain or dew.  It will also attract flies to the decaying matter and who wants that.

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There is one rule when spreading horse waste.  Avoid spreading it on a pasture where horses live.  This is not sanitary and encourages the spread of parasites.  It is true that periods of dry heat will kill the larvae but few areas lack rain or dew.  It will also attract flies to the decaying matter and who wants that.

You can spread waste into a pile away from the barn where it can be regularly picked up.  You can also spread it on a hay field or other crops as fertilizer.

Spreaders can be self propelled where the turning of the wagon wheels provides the power to move the belt and spreader blades.  This is useful as any vehicle can be used to pull it.  Powered spreaders require a PTO (power take off) drive shaft attached to the tractor to move the belt and blades.  Adding a hydraulic powered or manual lift gate is useful if you don’t want waste to fall out the back while moving the load.  Often this is just a plywood board but these can be hard to remove when the load is full.

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