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[GreenYes] RE: [GreenYManagement of Horse manure

Title: [GreenYes] RE: [GreenYManagement of Horse manure

Neil ~

You will see this analysis done for dairy manure on our web page in about two weeks. For now, you can see the background documents and other chapters of the draft report.

I don't know the differences between horse manure and dairy manure, but I would suspect that it is much drier and therefore, this will change the techniques and economics.


> has anyone compared the costs/benefits of digesting horse manure vs 
> incineration of this material? Thanks. Neil
> > Date: Tues, Nov 13 2007 7:39 am
> > From: "Reindl, John"
> >
> >
> > Besides the nitrogen issue, we have a problem in my county with 
> > excess levels of phosphorus in the soil from the manure of some 
> > 125,000 head of dairy cattle. The plants can't use it all, but 
> > benefit from the nitrogen and organic material from the
> manure. The 
> > excess phosphorus washes off the land into our streams and lakes 
> > and causes excessive growth of algae and lake weeds. We are known 
> > as the Four Lakes region due to four large lakes around our main 
> > city, and are trying to improve their water quality. For the last 2
> > + years, my main task has been to try to come up with a better 
> > solution to this problem and it is a challenging issue.
> >
> > It's a bit off the main focus of this list, but if you or someone 
> > else you know wants to see what we are looking at, our web page is 
> > at
> >
> > We also invite any comments on our work or other potential 
> > solutions. So far, we have not come up with things that look 
> > particularly promising.
> >
> > John Reindl, Recycling Manager
> > Dane County, WI

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