Horse Manure Composting Systems

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What Should You Know in Horse Manure Composting Systems?

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Horse manure is a great fertilizer because of its higher nitrogen content compared to cow or swine manure. Besides, the three nutrients can improve soil stability and speed up the growth of plants.

  • Higher concentration of weed seeds compared to other comparable manure fertilizers.

  • It is essential to compost horse manure along with other manures and materials that are high in carbon to optimize its benefits.

  • Less smelly than other animal manure due to the lower sulfur and methane in horse dung.


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what to do with horse manure?

As a large quantity of horse poop, composting horse manure is key to protecting the environment of your farm. Meanwhile, it is also a valuable nutrient resource for plants.

However, you cannot use horse manure as fertilizer without fermentation. Because it contains many eggs and germs which will spread diseases and insect pests. Furthermore, after the horse manure is applied to the soil, it will produce harmful gases such as methane and ammonia during the process of decomposing and fermenting horse manure. Consequently, it will damage the root system of crops. While through horse manure composting systems, you can use it as fertilizer freely.

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On average, a 1,000-pound horse produces 55 pounds of manure per day. There are approximately 0.2 pounds of nitrogen, 0.05 pounds of phosphorus, and 0.12 pounds of potassium within the daily output of fresh manure.

What Are Problems in Horse Manure Composting Systems?

When composting horse manure, you may get confused. Here’s something you need to know about horse manure composting systems.

What ratio should horse manure be in compost?

You should adjust the carbon-nitrogen ratio of the fermented fertilizer to 25:1 and 30:1, and keep the pH between 6-8. Among them, the carbon-nitrogen ratio of horse manure is 12.7, and the carbon-nitrogen ratio of wheat straw is 97. If the carbon-nitrogen ratio is adjusted according to 30, the ratio of horse manure and wheat straw is 4:1. However, you may need to adjust the amount of carbon/nitrogen within your pile depending on the type of bedding used.

After mixing wheat straw and horse manure according to the ratio, add 2 kg of diluted biological fertilizer fermentation liquid per cubic meter of mixed material.

What is the Fastest Way to Compost Horse Manure?

Horse manure fermentation in a natural way needs 3 to 6 months. Nevertheless, it often takes you about half a month to compost the horse manure with a compost turner. If you consider it’s too long and hope to find the fastest way in horse manure composting systems. Then, MFP company produces an in-vessel composting machine, with which you can ferment horse manure in 10 hours. It can totally meet your needs.

This organic fertilizer fermentation pot is powered by electricity and can be adjusted to a temperature of 80-110°C. With high temperatures, you can kill the bacteria completely without any pollution. It can reduce pollution to a great extent. Furthermore, we can customize different capacities from 5 to 150m³ for your various needs.

From the picture, you can see, this composter doesn’t need too much space, so it can save your factory land.

In a nutshell, this composting machine is not only environmentally friendly but also labor-saving and efficient.

How to Compost Large Quantities of Horse Manure?

As for large-scale horse manure composting, our wheel-type compost turners can optimize aeration and accelerates the composting process. You can select this machine in industrial horse manure composting systems. For all the advantages mentioned above, you need to know another disadvantage. This fertilizer machine is a little bit costly for its intricate design and excellent performance.

3 characteristics of composting systems

Good Performance

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This compost turner can flip materials with a depth of 1.5m-3m and with a maximum width of 30m. In the case of deeply piled materials, it uses less power to complete high-depth, long-span turning operations through the unique energy-saving transmission mechanism.

Better Control

There is a fully automated electrical system. Furthermore, its hydraulic lifting system can adjust the automatic lifting of the turning plate to ensure that the equipment can move without obstacles. Therefore, you can adjust the speed and frequency of turning to create optimal conditions for composting. It can help reduce labor costs, as they require less manual effort than other types of compost turners. This can make composting a more cost-effective and efficient process.


You can use it for a wide range of organic materials, including horse manure and waste.