Goat Manure Production and Waste Management
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Keeping our farm clean is the key to raise healthy and thriving goats. We must daily remove their waste from the shelter, because they attract flies and insects. Goats waste when added to hay is the perfect environment for flies to lay their eggs. Thus, a daily sweeping of the goat yard and shelter keeps the goats clean and free from parasites. During extreme summer heat, it is beneficial to put a livestock fan inside the shelter so as to promote good ventilation.
The farmers shall examine the ways in which they can take advantage of their goats waste. They can use it as manure in their crops, donate it to a local farmers union or sell it to a local merchant. Goats manure is an excellent fertilizer for herbs, vegetables, trees and other crops. Goats manure is famous for increasing the water holding capacity of the soil, among other uses.
Do not underestimate the quantity of wastes that a single goat can produce. It is estimated that a single goat’s manure plus its wasted food and hay can exceed 2200 lbs. (1000 kg) per year. Consequently, having in advance a solid and legitimate waste management policy will keep you secured against environmental (e.g. water pollution) and health problems or violations of local laws.
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7.) Goats Manure Production and Waste Management
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