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Serigraph
Jul. 30, 2011, 05:23 PM
I've been doing this in the summer to break up the poop so it will disintegrate faster. It's been in the upper 90's.

Is this an OK option for manure management? Or does this lessen the grazable area and/or create worm issues?

MunchkinsMom
Jul. 30, 2011, 05:56 PM
I confess to being a bit confused, what do you mean by mulching? If you mean you are mowing over them with the mulcher blades, I don't think it will hurt any worse than spreading them with a drag. I mow over my pasture piles all the time, and the fecals show my horses to be low shedders (closed herd).

It might reduce the grazable area as the horses might not graze there until the manure is totally broken down.

Also, with the sun and the heat, it should help discourage worm larvae I think.

Serigraph
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:34 PM
If you mean you are mowing over them with the mulcher blades, I don't think it will hurt any worse than spreading them with a drag.

Yes.